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 …

First ICSI Cycle Continued – Journal Entries

Here are some more journal entries from our first ICSI cycle in September2014. Wednesday 17th September Today is my mum’s birthday and embryo transfer day! We couldn’t have asked for a better result with our embryos! The embryologist took us into a little room to discuss our embryos and I …

Our First ICSI Cycle – Journal Entries

I’ve decided to take the next few posts directly from my journal, which I wrote throughout our IVF and pregnancy journey. When I was going through the whole process, I searched the internet for any information I could find and I loved the few honest, diary entry type blogs that …

Next Stop – The Fertility Clinic and ICSI

About a year after seeing my GP, in April 2014 we found ourselves sat across from a Consultant in a Fertility Clinic, talking about Mr Becca’s sperm and whether we’d need standard IVF or ICSI (where they inject a single sperm directly into a single egg, rather than putting the egg …

My Journey Through Infertility

What’s wrong with me? I’ve always wanted to be a mum. It was always a question of “when” not “if” I would have children. It never occurred to me that it might not happen. So, when my husband (Mr Becca) and I had been trying to conceive for about a …