Different coloured pencils in a line that goes up and down

Now I’m passed the two week wait and got a positive on a home pregnancy test, the next stage begins. The waiting. The constant knicker checking. The (.)(.) prodding. The googling. The count-downing. Here we go: 13dp5dt – nothing much to report. A few twinges down below, a little bit of cramping, and sensitive (.)(.),…Continue Reading “FET BFP – post 2WW progress”

Two bird eggs

Well hello there. Thought I’d forgotten about you? No way. I’ve been having a few months off to get over what’s been a tough 2019. But now I’m back, and here to tell you all about my first Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) – my fourth IVF cycle – recently undertaken at GENNET, Prague. So what’s…Continue Reading “My first FET – GENNET August 2019”

Five dominoes standing up

It’s been three weeks and one day since we discovered our missed miscarriage at the 12-week scan. And two weeks five days since the ERPC procedure. So let’s call it three weeks since the nightmare began. When we heard those words, that our baby had no heartbeat, my own heart broke. I looked at my…Continue Reading “5 ways I knew I felt ‘better’ after my miscarriage”

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”