Category: IVF

Infertility and Mental Health – Let’s Talk About It

Infertility sucks, doesn’t it? I don’t really think that covers it, but there aren’t enough words for how awful infertility is. Anyone who’s been through it (or is currently going through it) will agree with me, I’m sure. It’s like your whole world is turned upside down and something that …

Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Having IVF

This post is part of my Mummy Monday Linky. It’s a great way to connect with other parenting bloggers and drive traffic to your blog. So, if you’re a mummy (or Daddy! Mummy Monday is just a more catchy name) blogger, check out the info at the end of the …

Third ICSI Cycle Continued – Journal Entries

Monday 22nd June 2015 5dp2dt. I’m not having much in the way of symptoms at all. I’m very tired, which is probably the progesterone. And I’ve suffered with constipation (sorry – TMI) since egg collection, which is definitely the progesterone. Other than that, today I’ve had some cramping in my …

Third ICSI Cycle – Journal Entries

Wednesday 3rd June 2015 Day 3 of our second fresh cycle – our third cycle in total. I’m not enjoying injecting myself again, but it’s only a couple of weeks. Since we’re doing another fresh cycle, I don’t have to down reg this time, which means no nasty menopause symptoms …

Waiting for Cycle Three – Dealing with Depression

Things didn’t exactly go to plan after our second cycle. Firstly, my wonderful friend – who had already been through so much heartache – had an early miscarriage and her Christmas miracle was taken away from her. I felt so helpless – I wanted to be there to support her, …

First ICSI Cycle Aftermath and Second Cycle

**I feel that the following journal entries should come with a warning. The end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 was a really difficult time for me. My mental health really suffered as result of the IVF and the pressure I was putting on myself. I felt like I …