Category Archives: ttc

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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“Simon” says a 45% chance and then some

I was out for a cliff walk on Saturday morning and hoping to make it home before the clinic rang with an update. Bit awkward trying to hang back or dangle discreetly from a cliff-face to get a bit of … Continue reading

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IVF round #2 fertilisation report

We got eight eggs yesterday, close to the sweet spot of nine that Dr L described to me last week. First reports today were good. Embyrologist B rang at lunchtime to say six have fertilised. I now have to wait … Continue reading

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Redeployment

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IVF #2 CD10 scan

Cycle Day 10 scan today. Eight promising follicles on the right and six on the left, plus a perfect lining. We’re good to go for egg collection on Tuesday morning. Originally my plan called for a Neupogen injection (one of … Continue reading

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This feels, like, so 2013

Nobody’s been particularly interested in my follicles since my first IVF in summer 2013, other than to make sure they were quiet going into my four frozen embryo transfers. So, it was like going back in a time machine today … Continue reading

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