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It is often said that only hindsight is 20/20.  This isn’t an entirely bad thing. A lot of times, knowing what will happen next would be a definite detraction from our lives.  I mean, who’d care about the football match if we all knew who was going to win?  The stock market would be useless. …

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Cheers, dear readers, Almost four years ago, I wrote a post called Infertility and Suicide — What’s the Link?…which was later followed as well by this post. Sadly and tragically, it is the most actively commented on blog post that I have ever written in my life. This fact cannot be ignored. Suicide in America…

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It struck me the other day as I sorted through my myriad of half eaten supplements, expensive teas and organic oils that I might have fallen into the trap of infertility panic marketing…   It’s not surprising that with the desperation of wanting to conceive and the cost of fertility treatments many of us will…

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My friend just completed a “tough mudder” challenge – 5 miles, 13 mud-soaked obstacles and a lot of team work and pain…perhaps unsurprisingly when I heard about this feat of unexpected physical assertion (this isn’t her usual weekend activity!) it reminded me of when I completed my one and only half marathon run, how terrified…

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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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