Category Archives: artificial insemination

My Ten Commandments of Donor Insemination

Lately I get a lot of questions about how Eden was conceived – a lot of the time from ladies and couples who are trying to conceive in the same way. As a couple who tried for twenty four months with … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, artificial insemination, doctor, donor, donor sperm, donors, insemination, legal advice, natural insemination, opk, ovulation, Sperm donor, sperm donors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

My Fertility Specialist Magazine and Our Fertility Story

I was asked to contribute an article for the free, online My Fertility Specialist magazine, and I’m delighted to let you know that you can now read my article as the latest issue is now available. If you don’t know … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, artificial insemination, assistance, baby, baby Chip, baby Eden, baby girl, clinics, Clomid, difficulty, donation, Donations, donor, donor sperm, donors, family, fear, fertility, first baby, gay, healthcare, hospital, inclusivity, infertility, Infertility, insemination, lesbian, lesbians, lgbt, London, Miscarriage, opk, positive test, pregnancy, pregnancy after loss, pregnant, Scan, sperm, Sperm donor, Squishy, stigma, stress, Superhero Donor, support, survival, symptom, symptom spotting, symptoms, trying to conceive, two mums | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Second Trimester

That’s right – SECOND TRIMESTER! We are now almost sixteen weeks into this pregnancy and I really have no idea where the time has gone.

Posted in 2015, Anxiety, artificial insemination, babies, baby, baby Chip, bfp, cramps, cycle days, donor sperm, fertility | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

It’s Not Just A Sperm

I’ve been spending some time on various Facebook groups at the moment, many of which are for ladies who are trying to conceive with a sperm donor. I’m also a member of a few groups that are for both donors … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, artificial insemination, couple, donation, Donations, donor, donor sperm, donors, lesbian, lesbians, mothers, mum, mummies, mummy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

Two Week Wait Number 22

This is our twenty second two week wait since we started trying to conceive back in 2012. I am three days post ovulation currently, as shown by a lovely temp rise over the past three days. I’m hoping it stays up nice … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, 2ww, arcuate uterus, artificial insemination, charting, Clomid, cycle days, donor, donor sperm, donors, fertility, lesbian, lesbians, London, ovaries, ovulation, septate uterus | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

If at First (and second and third and fourth) You Don’t Succeed…

I wanted to say thankyou for everyone’s lovely comments on my post yesterday. Infertility is difficult, draining and makes you feel totally worthless. I say this again and again, but when you’re a teenager you’re told that if you so … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, artificial insemination, bfn, bfp, charting, charts, Cinderella, diet, difficulty | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

8DPO – Christmas and Going Insane

Merry Christmas to all my lovely readers and fellow bloggers! I hope today sees you filled with food and spending time with family. We had a quiet Christmas Day yesterday. Just Amy, me and the dogs. We didn’t have gifts … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, 2ww, artificial insemination, babies, baby, bfn, bfp, cervical mucus, cervix, charting, charts, clinics, Clomid, cramps, cycle days, Dogs, donor, donor sperm, donors, fertility, infertility, insemination, luteal phase, nausea, NHS, opk, PCOS, symptom, symptom spotting, symptoms, ttc, two week wait | Tagged , , | 10 Comments