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Is it right to treat secondary fertility SI (the inability to conceive a second or third child after successfully conceiving the first) with the same significance as primary infertility PI (the inability to conceive a first child)?   I guess by “treat” I really mean in a social sense as opposed to medical, as the…

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I recently saw one of those funny internet meme poster thingys, and it struck me as one of the best bits of genuine wisdom the web has coughed up in quite a while.   It said (and I’m paraphrasing for civility):   “You run into a jerk in the morning, he’s a jerk.  You run into…

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If it doesn’t kill you, it can only make you stronger. Good old Nietzsche coming up trumps again although this well known moto can be a very difficult pill to swallow (and we know all about swallowing difficult pills!)   Struggling with fertility has been the single most traumatic life experience for me to date,…

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It was 4pm on my last day at work when I got the call about my gestational diabetes diagnosis. I couldn’t believe it – “I eat really healthily”, I blubbed at the midwife as she went on to explain how that had little to do with it and it’s just hormones at play, messing with…

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As we all know, dealing with infertility is tough. It’s not often something you’re prepared for and the stress and strain can leave you mentally exhausted, frustrated and frightened, which is why getting the right support structure around you is so important. You’re often expected to function as normal while struggling with this big life…

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Cheers, dear readers, “So, when are you going to have a baby?” This is a question that many women across the globe dread. Why? Because it can feel invasive, pushy, and also as one of my friends so aptly put it, a woman’s uterus and what she has planned for it is none of anyone…

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The brain is a wonderful thing. It can store volumes of information, controls our bodily movements like walking, talking, breathing as well as our thinking functions, emotions and how we behave. However much we have to be thankful to our brains for, they do need to be carefully managed to ensure that they are always…

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Urban Dictionary definition of the natural order of things:  “the way things were meant to be”   Growing up, I always just assumed certain things would happen; my parents would always be around, I would get married and have kids before I was “too old” ie. 30 (!) and I would always do things before…

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It takes two to make a baby, whether naturally or otherwise! However, the male side of things is often seen as the “silent partner” in the whole process. If you get pregnant naturally, all the emphasis immediately falls to the woman and her expanding tummy, and even in assisted fertility, doctors tend to direct questions…

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  I remember when I was first told I had endometriosis – I had no idea what it was; I remember putting the phone down to the nurse, googling it and saw that it could lead to infertility. At the time, I was shocked but in no place to even consider bringing a child into…

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