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The start of our of pregnancy

When you have IVF, they do a scan at 6 weeks, we were both nervous and excited. Was everything still going to be ok and were they going to find anything. I felt fantastic in myself, no sign of sickness,…

St Valentines Day – our 5th attempt

Chris and I were positive about our next cycle. Amazing really when you’ve been through so much heartache, but as humans, we are incredible. We pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down and come back even stronger. On February 14th 2017,…

Picking up the pieces in a new city

It took a while to pull myself together after getting the devastating news that all of our eggs from both collections had died. I couldn’t face not trying again but I was also filled with fear that it would be…

Our IVF Journey – Devastating news

Always being a positive person and equally always believing that I would have children, I never really focused on the negatives. However, despite all of that, the 5 days wait to hear about the progress of our second lot of…

Diary extracts part 3

Egg Collection Day Wednesday 14th Wide awake before the 7.50 alarm, I never set it for the exact time which amuses Chris no end. Packed and ready to leave, Chris raided breakfast and bought me lots of cakes, nothing in…

Diary extracts part 2

    Having the IVF conversation with work Monday12th October part 2 Outside the clinic with the next steps planned, we’re feeling most positive. It’s a glorious sunny day, we both pick up on work stuff we’ve missed. I immediately…

Diary extracts part 1

These diary extracts were written during our second round of egg collection, they are linked to the article Our IVF Journey part 3, published May 27th 2019. They are as were written at the time and hopefully give an insight…

Our IVF Journey part 3

I didn’t want too much of a delay for my next cycle, given the disappointment with the last cycle. The earliest we could get back out to Valencia was late September, so a couple of months later from our first…