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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…

There was something about the rumbling thunder and the gloomy grey rain-soaked days that seemed to mirror the heaviness in my heart. Hurt and an overwhelming sadness permeated everything. As much as we’d tried to comfort one another, we just didn’t know how to move through the grief. I realised that I needed emotional assistance,…

  I’ve always been an early morning person. I love the quiet and the sense of mystery that you find when the world is still slowly waking up. The air is fresh. The sky blushes in soft pastel hues. There is a special kind of peace to its stillness – one that makes me feel…

One of the most difficult things to grapple with when trying to conceive a baby hasn’t worked out the way you’d hoped yet, is the deep sense of failure and worthlessness that it stirs sometimes. Subfertility has a significant emotional impact and plays on your vulnerabilities. You chastise and berate yourself for not being able…

I don’t remember too much about what I expected in the beginning. I vaguely recall feeling excited about reaching a place of readiness, excited at the prospect of becoming a mother. There was a lot of change happening in my life at the time. I’d left behind a career in the environmental and social development…

I’m not one for clichés but this phrase just seems so apt to express how I’m feeling right now and it’s also one I’m hearing a lot!   As I write my last blog post for Slow Swimmers and Fried Eggs I’m full of emotion; so incredibly grateful to Dr Daamini and the Conceive clinic…

There are a few things aside from death and taxes that are inevitable in life: when you’re single you will always be asked why (why?! Are you serious??) when you’re married you will always be asked when you’re having a baby (have you lost count??) when you’ve got one child you will always be asked…

There is so much noise around mental health at the moment, which is a great thing, as for so long mental health has been regarded as a second class citizen to physical health.   The focus on our minds and wellbeing is crucial as suicide rates continue to increase. In the US alone the rate…

I couldn’t write about anything else today. The worst imaginable happened to my friend this week, as her husband past away very suddenly leaving a tidal wave of confusion and pain.   The ripples of shock spread very far to acquaintances and people who’ve not been in touch for years. I’ve never experienced significant loss…

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