Forgiveness and Acceptance: The Emotional Avenue of Egg Donation

*This is a sponsored post* Every woman who has gone through the IVF process will know intimately the emotions that the egg donor process entails. It’s an emotional rollercoaster that begins with accepting that one is not going to conceive their much longed-for child in the ‘typical’ way. Knowing the…

No news is…

…well, exactly that. No news. The absence of news. Sorry I’ve been so quiet lately. I haven’t forgotten about the blog. I just don’t really have much to say and didn’t want to write for the sake of it. But I didn’t want to let my blog slide either, because…

Let’s talk about fertility

“Have you got your ovulation stopwatch working yet?” This was a question asked of hubby recently by a friend at a ‘man’ event recently. It amused me greatly when hubby first told me about it but as he went on to tell me more about the conversation he’d had it…

What if…?

Sometimes, I wonder if it was a good idea to tell our friends and family that we’re trying to conceive. It seems to be in the forefront of their minds as much as ours (or maybe even more so). Recently, a very good friend of mine (and bridesmaid at my…

Eating right when trying to conceive. 

I’ve always generally lived a reasonably healthy existence due to being diagnosed with Polycycstic Kidney Disease (PKD) at the age of eleven. I’ve never smoked, don’t consume much alcohol and on the whole eat a healthy, balanced diet. My diet has probably improved further in the last two years or…

How often should you… *you know*?

I’ve been thinking back on some of the conversations I had with my lovely pregnant friend recently about conception and some of the difficulties involved.  Naturally, the conversation turned to the nitty gritty and we talked about how, when trying to conceive, the act of lovemaking can lose some of…

Four ways to ease a cold during pregnancy

I had been feeling rather smug at the start of the week as I thought that the cold that had been threatening over the weekend had been defeated and let me be. Obviously, it was just lulling me into a false sense of security because it hit me like a…