When the time comes to move on in infertility …

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The last of winter’s chilly breath is rushing through the trees. I already smell the hints of spring flowing in through my window, along with the warm morning sun spilling onto my writing desk as the soft white lace curtains sway gently, and quite romantically, in the breeze.   “Here I am,” I think to… Continue reading When the time comes to move on in infertility …

Interview with Karissa Stelma — Author of “1000 Needles: How to Increase Your Odds and Take Control of Your IVF Journey”

Ms. Karissa Stelma is a patient of the hospital and has successfully conceived through her treatment at Conceive Gynaecology & Fertility Hospital. It is our utmost pleasure to present you with this interview of her post-delivery and just as she has “birthed her other baby” – her book detailing her journey through infertility. Have you always wanted to be… Continue reading Interview with Karissa Stelma — Author of “1000 Needles: How to Increase Your Odds and Take Control of Your IVF Journey”

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Do You Have an Infertility Support System?

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Last week, I had the privilege of attending a virtual women’s empowerment workshop. Hosted by a collective of successful business women, the various keynote speeches that they delivered offered a great deal of inspiration, encouragement and insight into what it takes to achieve both your life and business goals. I was quite uplifted by the… Continue reading Do You Have an Infertility Support System?

A Childless Infertile Future vs Adoption

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This isn’t an easy subject to explore, though the question does cross my mind from time to time. I try not to dwell on it for too long because the idea of facing the worst-case-scenario can feel scary. Nonetheless, there are moments when I do wonder – What happens if you reach the end of… Continue reading A Childless Infertile Future vs Adoption

A Childless Future vs Adoption

Drawing of family, felt-pens and word ADOPTION on wooden background

This isn’t an easy subject to explore, though the question does cross my mind from time to time. I try not to dwell on it for too long because the idea of facing the worst-case-scenario can feel scary. Nonetheless, there are moments when I do wonder – What happens if you reach the end of… Continue reading A Childless Future vs Adoption

Processing Infertility Rage

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I’ve been uncharacteristically angry lately. Waves of rage that keep rising to the surface at unexpected times. Sometimes it’s the things that people say or the events happening around me or the sense of injustice I feel – so many things seem to trigger my anger. I’m aware that the hormonal fluctuations and disappointing outcomes… Continue reading Processing Infertility Rage

Coping When Fertility Treatment Fails

It was the perfect window to take a trip. Our workloads had eased a bit and I hadn’t seen my parents in over a year due to travel restrictions. We had this underlying sense that if we didn’t go then, we may not get another chance to. So, we jumped at the opportunity. We set… Continue reading Coping When Fertility Treatment Fails

What My First Medicated Fertility Cycle Has Been Like

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It was cycle day one, and I stood in the queue at the pharmacy anxiously waiting my turn. They had gotten new stock of the fertility medicine I’d been prescribed for our medicated cycle just in time. The first blessing.  When I got to the front of the queue, I handed the pharmacist the script… Continue reading What My First Medicated Fertility Cycle Has Been Like

Infertility & the Workplace

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I had the privilege of watching some of the Noble Prize dialogues on “The Future of Work” this week. The discussions all highlighted some fascinating points about the world of work along with the direction we are headed in in the future. There is no doubt that digital advancements and what has been called the… Continue reading Infertility & the Workplace