Infertility

When your brother and his wife announce they are expecting

About an hour a go my brother FaceTimed me. He, like me is a Brit living in North America too, but two plane rides away. My brother and I have a good relationship and I get on extremely well with his wife. It's not unusual for them to FaceTime me at the weekend, as they [...]

Infertility

Footsteps for Fertility Foundation

I've just been looking up more about IVF online to get my head around exactly what it is and the procedure as that is more than likely the route Sam and I will be going down when we move back to the UK. During this research I came across this fantastic non-profit called 'Footsteps for [...]

Infertility

The rule, not the exception

Another week in February, another week of infertility. I've been on an information gathering mission recently and came across a bunch of things regarding liquorice root and white peony for PCOS. I found this study 'Licorice roots reduces serum testosterone in healthy women'. I'll give anything a whirl, so I ordered some liquorice root and since [...]

Infertility

A dedication to Sam

Sam and I don't really do Valentines day. We never have. There are card exchanges, usually (this year Sam gave me a Christmas card he found in the drawer...and they say romance is dead?!) but not flowers, teddy bears or over-priced restaurants. I'm fine with that, I definitely am a romantic, but I appreciate everything [...]

Infertility

The last 74 days

This is an extremely overdue post. Christmas has come and gone and we are already approaching mid-February. I haven't blogged as I have tried to switch off for a while from the trying to conceive journey. It's not that I haven't been thinking about it, I don't think its something I can ever not at [...]

Infertility

‘Tis the season…to be completely fed up

Its been well over two weeks since I last blogged. Naughty I know. However, I just couldn't face articulating the emotions I've been feeling. Writing them down would mean having to admit out loud that I have been up and down like a bloody yo-yo. After the fertility treatment was cancelled I was on birth [...]