Handling infertility at Christmas

Fertility Stress: 3 Essential Tips to get through Christmas

Fertility Stress: 3 essential tips to help you get through ChristmasThere is nothing worse than being sad during a time when everyone else is feeling joyful is there?It is bad enough when those times of celebration are happening within your own circle – family gatherings, friends parties and even business events. With something like Christmas though other people’s happiness is ...

The Downward Cycle of Despair

Guest Blog Post: the Downward Cycle of Despair I will never forget the first time I came across the “Downward Cycle of Despair” by the Freedom Fertility Formula (“FFF”).It was like an awakening. An epiphany.I saw every single month that my husband and I were trying to conceive just there on my laptop screen, described to an absolute T, as ...

The Thin Thread Held To My Fertility

Guest Blog Post: the thin thread attached to my fertility A few years ago my life was hanging from a thin, almost invisible thread attached to my fertility. When I heard the words: YOU ARE NOT PREGNANT, it broke me, causing me to fall into the harsh and cold pavement of despair and hopelessness. After a few recovery days from this painful ...

4 Top Tips for Surviving the 2 Week Wait

Guest Blog Post: 4 top tips for surviving the 2 week wait. I’ve had my fair share of two week waits and I know they’re not easy. Time moves painfully slowly and you’re full of worry and what ifs. Will this be the month? Will it ever happen? For me it was the not knowing which was the worst. Once ...

Surviving IVF

Surviving IVF There is no getting away from it IVF is tough.  Like with all things in life every woman experiences it in her own way, however no-one really wants to become a human pin-cushion do they? Not to forget that those injections are creating big changes in the body, which are likely to cause less than pleasant physical sensations, along with ...

How to handle back to school pics and other posts like them

How To Handle Back to School Pics and Other Posts Like Them Seeing all the happy back to school pics is like a stab to your heart isn’t it? In truth social media posts have the potential to do that to you each and every day of the year don’t they? They are a reminder (not that you need one) of ...

Don't Let Worrying Predict Fertility Success

Don't Let Worrying Predict Fertility Success Infertility brings with it a whole host of worries doesn't it? This can lead to feelings of anxiety.The dictionary definition of anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. As far as uncertain outcomes go wondering if you will ever get pregnant and have your longed for baby, ...

Infertility: the No. 1 thing to look into

Infertility: the number 1 thing to look into I am following up on Stacey Painter’s insightful post on 'Infertility Research: where not to start',  in which she points out that our logical brain gets side-lined by our emotional brain when exploring options for fertility success. Most importantly that we see the word ‘research’ and immediately believe what we are reading ...

Infertility Research: where not to start

Infertility Research: where not to start GUEST BLOGGER - STACEY PAINTER “Research says eating a million avocados while standing on your head and singing the national anthem doubles conception rates.” Ok, so I am guessing you know that there is no truth in this statement what so ever. It’s pretty far fetched, isn’t it? But when you are desperate for a baby, when ...