Yellow background, dragon fruit on plate

While on sick leave from our recent missed miscarriage and subsequent ERPC procedure, I went to the library (it’s one of my favourite places) and took The IVF Diet – Zita West out. The book was a pleasant surprise. I’m not normally interested in cooking or recipes, and generally find books like this a bit…Continue Reading “The IVF Diet – Zita West: my top 10 take-aways”

Two pebbles on a pink background with drawings

It must be hard being the husband of a woman going through a miscarriage. “Are you the partner?” said the doctor to my husband as we waited for our ERPC procedure last Monday. I thought: who the bloody hell do you think he is (in my usual, convivial way)?! I can’t put myself fully in…Continue Reading “Six ways to support your husband or partner following a miscarriage”

Apple Mac on bed with coffee

Deciding how long to take off work after a missed miscarriage is tricky. I agonised over it unnecessarily for days. It’s been 12 days since we discovered I’d had a missed miscarriage.  The pregnancy stopped at nine weeks, but there were no signs that anything was wrong until the 12-week scan.  Finding out I was…Continue Reading “How long to take off work after a missed miscarriage”

Lilac background, slices of orange

We will never know what made the difference to tip the balance in our favour this successful IVF cycle. But with two fresh cycles under our belts, and having paid for both due to no NHS funding because I was over 35 years-old, it’s fair to say we didn’t feel hopeful for our third go. …Continue Reading “Seven things we did differently this successful IVF cycle”