Monthly Archives: March 2014

Letter from my mother

My mother wrote me this card after my positive result on Tuesday. I’m putting it out there to all of you who are pregnant after trying for such a long time, whether solo or in a couple, and, especially, to … Continue reading

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Holy sh*tballs is right

I spent the weekend in London, where I had meetings all day Monday. I stayed with my friend M, in whose flat I once spent a summer. I lived in London for about 4.5 years and then flitted back and … Continue reading

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Two Week Wait Song

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IVF FET transfer #2

What a difference 660ml makes. Thursday’s transfer was a completely different experience to the first one, in a really good way. The clinic’s guidance is to empty your bladder about an hour and a half before your transfer and then … Continue reading

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Ice Ice Babies

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Intralipids

Rarely in this fertility business do you find yourself spending less money than expected. Yesterday, when I handed over my debit card at the clinic after the intralipids, I was happily surprised when the session cost €260, not €350 as … Continue reading

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IVF FET #2, scan #3

Third scan today to see how my lining was doing. It was Dr L, joy, she of the excellent sense of humour who has done four out of five of my IUIs/FET. I hadn’t seen her this round at all. … Continue reading

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