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 ...

Prepare for IVF

Top 5 Essentials When Preparing For IVF

Top 5 Essentials When Preparing For IVF You've made the decision to go down the path of IVF, maybe not for the first time. You've secured the best clinic for you and you are good to go. Or are you?​Something that baffles me greatly is how little attention is given to the emotional impact of IVF and yet it is vital ...

How does IVF feel

What IVF Feels Like

What IVF Feels Like What was your first thought when you saw this headline? Did you start to read thinking that I was going to be sharing with you how IVF physically makes you feel?In case you were looking for that then let me say that yes there can be uncomfortable physical sensations in your body. You are after-all messing with ...

Double IVF Success Rates

How To Double Your IVF Success Rate

How To Double IVF Success Rate You've selected your chosen clinic after a huge amount of research and you feel good about your choice. They've given you your predicted chances of success and no matter what that figure is, you are scared that you won't be one of the lucky ones and that you will fall on the wrong side of ...

Surviving Stress of IVF

How To Survive The Emotional Stress Of IVF

How To Survive The Emotional Stress Of IVF IVF can be physically, mentally and emotionally brutal and unfortunately women are the ones who are having to take the brunt of it, which is why this post is focused on them. However, their partners have their own struggles too and so I will talk about that in a later post.I am ...