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A blog about what to expect when you’re not expecting.  

Good girls gone mild

Good girls gone mild

Given the recent revelation that I am SO unlikely to be successful with IVF that fertility insurance brokers won’t go near me, I have started investigating gentler approaches to IVF: ‘natural’ and ‘mild’. Now, if the names are anything to go by, they are altogether...

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Baby or money back?

Baby or money back?

Feeling uncharacteristically hopeful after stumbling upon a refund-based IVF financing plan. “Have a baby, or your money back” the tag-line screams. The small print explains that you can receive a 90% refund if treatment is unsuccessful; ‘success’ being defined as...

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Look at what you could have won…

Look at what you could have won…

Received response from fertility insurance broker with encouragingly optimistic name. Sadly, the contents of the email do not align with the unwavering positivity brimming from their branding. I am not eligible for super-duper Unlimited Refund Programme due to my...

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Introduction

Introduction

The unthinkable has happened. At the ripe old age of 37, I have found myself longing to commit my innermost thoughts to paper as I did so freely during my adolescence. Only this time, the subject matter is slightly more hard-hitting. (I’m sure my 16-yr-old self would...

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Utter CoQ up

Utter CoQ up

My acupuncturist recently supplied me with an overwhelmingly extensive list of supplements, to aid fertility. Armed with said list and renewed optimism, I immediately located the nearest health shop, keen to part with the £90 necessary to be that reviewer on the...

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About Me

Infertility affects 1 in 7 couples. I am one half of one of these couples. It’s a club that nobody wants to join, yet the members are some of the strongest, wittiest and most resilient people I know. Trying to conceive has been unexpectedly difficult and the hardest challenge I have faced. But there are funny moments in every journey and this blog aims to capture as many of them as humanly possible. If you are on this journey too, I hope it makes you feel less alone. And to the other 6 in 7; welcome along – your support is invaluable. 

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Good girls gone mild

Good girls gone mild

Given the recent revelation that I am SO unlikely to be successful with IVF that fertility insurance brokers won’t go near me, I have started investigating gentler approaches to IVF: ‘natural’ and ‘mild’. Now, if the names are anything to go by, they are altogether...

read more
Baby or money back?

Baby or money back?

Feeling uncharacteristically hopeful after stumbling upon a refund-based IVF financing plan. “Have a baby, or your money back” the tag-line screams. The small print explains that you can receive a 90% refund if treatment is unsuccessful; ‘success’ being defined as...

read more
Look at what you could have won…

Look at what you could have won…

Received response from fertility insurance broker with encouragingly optimistic name. Sadly, the contents of the email do not align with the unwavering positivity brimming from their branding. I am not eligible for super-duper Unlimited Refund Programme due to my...

read more
Introduction

Introduction

The unthinkable has happened. At the ripe old age of 37, I have found myself longing to commit my innermost thoughts to paper as I did so freely during my adolescence. Only this time, the subject matter is slightly more hard-hitting. (I’m sure my 16-yr-old self would...

read more
Utter CoQ up

Utter CoQ up

My acupuncturist recently supplied me with an overwhelmingly extensive list of supplements, to aid fertility. Armed with said list and renewed optimism, I immediately located the nearest health shop, keen to part with the £90 necessary to be that reviewer on the...

read more

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