Category Archives: trying to conceive

Save The Best For Last – the first trimester SMC song

The follicles of Ovarian HQ have tried their very best a cappella to celebrate the reaching of the momentous 12 week stage.

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Flabbergasted

I’ve been quite down and was bracing myself for today’s scan, climbing the walls and getting no work done. The scan was at 2.20pm and done by the nice nurse who used to be Dr L’s sidekick many moons ago … Continue reading

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The ice lady thaws

Okay, so I finally cracked a smile when the clinic rang with my blood test result, after feeling like a robot all week. The result was 516, which is so strong they’re happy not to do another test. I’ve asked … Continue reading

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Round like a circle in a spiral

A lot of women compare trying to conceive with being on a rollercoaster. For me at this moment, ttc feels like being on an eternal roundabout. Not a sexy roundabout in Rome with cute little cars racing past and gorgeous … Continue reading

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Why am I not sadder?

I’ve been thinking about women’s different attitudes to miscarriage. Everyone deals with this in their own way. I’m not one of those women who remembers the dates and the would-be-dates and has a name for her baby and wants to … Continue reading

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Desperately seeking symptoms – two week wait

I’m six weeks today, assuming everything is okay – only the viability scan in mid-March will tell. In the meantime, I’m trying very hard to pull myself up by the bootstraps and concentrate on some work. Between taking it easy … Continue reading

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IVF #2 beta #2

Beta #2 was at 10am today and they rang with the results at 12.25pm. Usually, the results come back after 2pm at the earliest, so they obviously knew I was on tenterhooks. It was 2,708! Relief all around. Dr L … Continue reading

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