Category Archives: sperm donor

Donor Conception Network materials

I ordered a few items from the UK Donor Conception Network. I love this DVD. It features donor-conceived children/young people from solo mum and lesbian families (one film) and heterosexual couple families (the other film) talking about their origins and … Continue reading

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Diblings

A new word for me, to go with “niblings” (handy collective word for nephews and nieces). The story of one-year-old Sam from Seattle and his half-brother Iori in London.

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A whole new round

I sidled out of work one afternoon this week for my “where do we go from here” appointment with the lovely Dr L. Hats off once again to those of you who have to sneak out of your workplaces for … Continue reading

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The Hail Mary transfer

I remember being in a local shopping centre as a teenager and finding a pregnancy test in the toilets. In those days, my immediate assumption was that whoever had done the test was dealing with a crisis pregnancy – why … Continue reading

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You win some, you lose some

My worry began on Sunday evening, when I realised I’d been taking one steroid a day for this cycle, when I should have been taking five. 5mg a day instead of 25mg. My fault, as I just assumed “a low-dose … Continue reading

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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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