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THE BEST SELLER LIST IS THE FASTEST WAY to cement a notion in the public’s mind as indisputable “fact”. We are great at quoting a concept captured in print, then re-quoting the quote, until the “truthfulness” of it becomes plausible. 393 more words


BFP, but still acting like it's a BFN...

Hi ladies!
So these past few weeks have been weird for me. I’ve been peeing on numerous sticks, and all still come up with a very dark, very pregnant line. 309 more words


It's been a while

So, I haven’t posted in a while.  Mostly this is because I haven’t had much going on in the baby-making department (though this weekend should be the make-or-break one, not that I’m keeping track…).  219 more words

Unchartered Waters

Everyone has those moments when they think; ‘Wow- I can’t believe that my life turned out this way’. Those moments where you look back, amazed that what is happening now, is happening to you. 281 more words

Health And Fitness

Top 10 reasons why your (infertile) friends don't need your advice

“Isn’t it ironic? Don’t you think?”

Here’s the thing that nobody speaks about. It’s the slow journey into this surreal situation, the one where you end up in a hospital lecture room with 11 other hopeful couples who’ve somehow overcome their natural British reserve and are resigned to the fact that they’ll have to go through some fairly invasive and embarrassing procedures in order to be in with a smaller than average chance (roughly 1 in 4) of having a baby. 2,214 more words


What to expect before you're expecting

Day Zero

I have to hand it to the NHS, they’re pretty good when it comes to trying to help you have a baby. (This opinion may change over time!) I guess I never took it for granted that this big undertaking would be funded, and for that I’m really grateful. 841 more words


In the beginning

How does a story ever start? I’m pretty sure it starts before anyone ever thought about it. And the story of (the hideously monikered) “trying to conceive” starts pretty much the same way… without much of a thought. 637 more words