Slow Swimmers & Fried Eggs Archives - Conceive gynaecology and fertility hospital sharjah

  It’s difficult to make sense of things right now. The world is awash with a frantic sense of chaos. The space that we find ourselves in has sparked a lot of fear, anger, panic and grief. Various industries have come to a standstill, ‘social distancing’ is a new norm. It has completely disrupted life…

A popular pregnancy test brand recently posted its first photo of a negative pregnancy test result on Instagram and infertility awareness advocates within the TTC community celebrated it as a significant gesture. Sharing this simple picture on their social media account was viewed as a nod towards the community of women whose fertility story doesn’t…

  Do you ever have moments where you notice how sometimes the life situations that challenge you the most have somehow also taught you valuable lessons as well? I’m unsure whether it’s more a matter of self-preservation than it is the reality of my situation, but this is something that I’ve been reflecting on a…

  February 2020 marks 20 years since my husband and I first met. It’s always so strange for me to think of how that one that fateful day and a great conversation about interesting worldviews and common interests led to what it has. When people discover long we’ve know one another and the fact that…

It’s easy to be happy some days. It’s easy to be optimistic, hopeful and positive that at some point things will turn around again. On those days, I have this inner knowing that eventually I will wake up feeling alive, blessed and centred in the family focused life I’ve always dreamed of. Yet, at the…

When I walked into the warm breezy room I was immediately overcome with a mix of emotions. The afternoon sun poured in generously through the window. The white cotton curtains danced on the breeze in somewhat etheric fashion. This room has always had a sense of softness to it. It feels uplifting, filled with light…

The end of the year is upon us and December tends to be a month that signifies closing one chapter of our lives and making room for a new one to begin. For some of us who are trying to conceive though, this is a period of mixed feelings. On one hand, you feel excited…

  As the year starts to wind down, the festivities of the holiday season take hold. This period is full of excitement and beautiful things to celebrate. Yet, it can be a stressful and sad time too. Although you experience the longing for motherhood throughout the year, something about the holiday period can intensify that…

A few months ago, my husband and I were given the all-clear to start trying to conceive (TTC) again. It was a relief to move forward from things being at a standstill. Finally, there was some forward momentum on our path to parenthood. However, almost as soon as I readied myself to begin the journey…

  The first blog post that I wrote for the Slow Swimmers and Fried Eggs blog made me think a lot about who I was before trying to conceive and what it was like at the beginning of my fertility journey. It’s safe to say that my experiences along the way have changed a lot…

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