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How many times have you had to explain your “situation” to random and not so random people? Finding your answers to the age old questions of, “So, when are you having kids then,” or “Don’t wait too long!”, or even “Is that a bump there?”  Oh yes, when we hear these comments and questions they…

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  Cupboards filled with half opened bottles of vitamins and supplements and jars of exotic-sounding, expensively nutritious food that you don’t really know what to do with…sound familiar?   The food and supplements industry are really honing in on creating products to best support fertility and pregnancy and shelves in health food stores as well…

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Lesley Pyne believes that it is possible to have a fulfilling life as a childless woman. She spent the first 50 plus years of her life putting everything she didn’t want to feel in a box, including her grief following multiple failed fertility treatments and the loss of both parents. In the process of writing…

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This quote has gotten me through many a dark time and I’m still holding onto it now. Even though I’m pregnant, this isn’t the end, as the end for me will be holding a healthy baby in my arms; or at least that’s the end I’m hoping for.   Before getting pregnant with our final…

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Well, I thought the first trimester was nerve-wracking…turns out there is no rest for an IVF pregnancy!   The anticipation of the 12 week scan is testing enough and you keep telling yourself that you’ll be able to relax once that’s over, and I did, for about 24 hours.   Having had so many disappointments,…

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I had planned to write on a different topic this week, but after reading Cathy’s poignant and compelling post on IVF and Suicide last week, I felt I needed to carry on the theme of mental health and infertility as it’s so incredibly real and important to every one of us going through what we’re…

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Cheers, dear readers, I’m poking my head back here at Slow Swimmers and Fried Eggs (SS&FE) after a recent medical scare, which brings me to the main topic of this post: Our mental and emotional health as we traverse this infertility journey. I have been blown away as well as concerned and bursting with empathy…

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I’ve just found this blog post in my unsent archive – I wrote it in November, a mere 3 months before finding out I was pregnant with the baby I’m currently carrying. I’m not sure why I didn’t publish this post at the time; maybe I needed more time to process it or wanted to…

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I never thought this day would arrive! The long agonizing wait of trying to conceive for 4 years seems to be coming to a miraculous conclusion and the more weeks that pass, the more I start to believe that we’ll actually get a baby come October, and that is, quite frankly mind blowing!   Our…

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Having been through 2 full rounds of IVF and 4 frozen embryo transfers, I feel like now would be a good time to draw up a few survival tips from our experience. Everyone’s experience of IVF will be slightly different but there are some common themes so if you’re going through it or about to…

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