Category Archives: cycle days

Starting the Two Week Wait…

The OPK is decidedly negative this evening. Advertisements

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Let the Two Week Wait Begin…

It is cycle day twenty nine today and I was just about giving up hope of a positive ovulation test. I was pretty much convinced that this month would be anovulatory. And then there was this OPK…

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National Fertility Awareness Week 2014 – Our Story

This week is National Fertility Awareness Week. As someone who has dealt with infertility (as many have), I think it is so important that people think about and understand infertility a little bit. Understand how upsetting it can be. Stop … Continue reading

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The Clomid Chronicles

I’m going to start this entry by saying that I am incredibly grateful for the NHS in this country. Just the testing I have had since infertility happened would have set me back a hell of a lot in many … Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments of Trying To Conceive (For Lesbians)

1) Thou Shalt Learn To Like Sperm (ok… tolerate… maybe not like) As lesbians we have nothing sexually to do with the opposite sex, so it’s a little odd when you come to considering having a child – you need … Continue reading

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An Ode to Clearblue

Reporting from cycle day TWENTY FIVE I’m usually the first to poo poo Clearblue Ovulation tests. The majority of the time as far as I am concerned they are overpriced. I still think that, but I bought some to help … Continue reading

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Geeking Out on Cycle Stats

Long time blog followers will know that I was actually first prescribed metformin in 2012, but I took myself off it in 2013, as it was prescribed to help with the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and with trying to concieve. Apparently … Continue reading

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