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I’d planned to write on a different topic this week but found myself drawn to the subject of expectation as I looked around at my unrecognisable house strewn with laundry, dirty plates and half-drunk cups of tea. What we expect from life and how it turns out to be can look vastly different – I…

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Well after a whirlwind 5 months, I’ve managed to get finger to keypad and start writing again and boy does it feel good! In many ways I feel like I’m navigating a totally new battlefield; the same but different, with the additional major prize of a baby in my arms (or sling or pram or…

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Cheers, dear readers, As I write my final post for our humble blog here at Slow Swimmers & Fried Eggs, I find myself feeling blessed and so grateful to have had the opportunity to have this platform, to share my experiences with you all, and to heal myself through the power of reflection, honoring our…

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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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