Category Archives: difficulty

It’s Not a Disability

One of the biggest struggles I’ve had since being pregnant is travelling. I travel every day into Central London for work during rush hour. It’s a twenty minute journey and most of the time the train is very busy. Advertisements

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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

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The Pain Olympics

What is it with the infertility community at the moment? I’ve seen so much hate towards people who are in the process of achieving their dreams. I don’t understand – when did infertility become a competition? I’ve heard Amy and … Continue reading

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One Year On…

It’s been a year today since what was probably the worst day of mine and Amy’s lives so far.

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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

Dear Bagel Factory… Part Three…

Last week I got a reply from the Bagel Factory. Turns out the original reply had landed in my spam box thanks to a programme that they use to email people, so the sender kindly resent the email. Here it … Continue reading

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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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