Let’s not beat around the bush

Fertility doctors don’t “beat around the bush” and this expression, so apt and so full of innuendo, is the most perfect way to describe every single conversation we’ve had regarding our fertility. I’ve become so accustomed to speaking openly about this sort of stuff that my sense of normal conversational boundaries has been completely warped... Continue Reading →

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Misconceptions

By day 2 of trying for a baby I thought - oh right, I'm pregnant now. Two weeks later, having spent much of that time re-imagining the next 9 months as a pregnant woman, I was totally perplexed when a very unwelcome "Aunt Flow" arrived right on schedule. How could I not be pregnant? I’d... Continue Reading →

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What the BLOG am I doing?!

This is my first proper blog post. I suspect that I’m supposed to open with something profound and philosophical but the truth is… I’m just a bit lost. I don’t mean in terms of the blogosphere – sure there’s that too – but I’m lost trying to navigate my way through a journey I never... Continue Reading →

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NHS vs Private: the battle for the bump

Paying for private fertility treatment is a luxury (and I use that word lightly) that not everyone can afford. On the flip side, access to free fertility treatment on the NHS is a luxury that not everyone can take advantage of. The “postcode lottery” in the UK means that, essentially, the street you live on... Continue Reading →

Top 20 Zika-free Destinations

For expectant parents and those trying to conceive, Zika is perhaps one of the biggest travel influencers out there. The WHO (World Health Organisation) recommends avoiding travel to any area with active Zika transmission if you're pregnant or if you're planning to be.Honeymooners, babymooners and ttc-mooners (if you know you know) the world is still... Continue Reading →

Well this is a turn up for the blogs

Somehow, through a mixture of happy coincidences and shameless self-promotion, I've landed myself a little writing job. Over the past few weeks, I've been working with a company called abc ivf who offer the UK's most affordable IVF treatment. Professor Geeta Nargund and her team of fertility specialists recognise that not everybody is lucky enough... Continue Reading →

Keeping up with the pregnancies

I'm not talking about the Kardashian-Jenner’s who are well on their way to building an army of beautiful offspring that will no doubt be listed on the “Forbes most powerful” before they hit puberty. Nor am I talking about the young Royals, who've given us a wedding, a pregnancy and a newborn in the space... Continue Reading →

IVF – 6 million babies later

Louise Brown - the world’s first baby to be born via IVF recently celebrated her 40th birthday and in doing so, marked 40 years of the extraordinary reproductive technology. Her birth was a groundbreaking development in the medical world and a momentous example of hope for millions of people dealing with infertility all over the... Continue Reading →

Cycling (un)enthusiast – Prudential Ride

If you’re looking for an inspiring read about what a fantastic time I had cycling the Prudential Ride London – you’re in the wrong place. I really don’t want to put anyone off participating in this impeccably organised and wonderfully charitable event but I have to be true to myself and say... it was quite... Continue Reading →

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