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The Last 3 Eventful Weeks

I’ve just been dealing with a lot of uncertainties the past 3 weeks.  It all started with a 2 day trip to LA.  My in-laws and I started driving from San Francisco at midnight on Sunday 9/11 because we had to pick up a friend from LAX on Monday at 7:45 am.   1,378 more words


And so it begins.....

After getting top of the waiting list, we had our first IVF appointment on Thursday. It was an information appointment to talk us through the IVF process, what to expect and what would be expected of us. 605 more words

Real or Placebo; Caffeine Shampoo?

I’m sure I’m not the only one that’s seen all those caffeine shampoo adverts recently. The cynic that I am thought it was all a marketing scheme, but with a little researching, there may be some real evidence behind it! 430 more words


Lots of change!

Today we had an ultrasound and estrogen level blood test at our fertility clinic. After Tuesday’s appointment showing so few follicles I was a little nervous about today’s appointment. 328 more words


Camera Ready Baby - A Positive in the struggle with Infertility

If you’d ask me to list the negatives associated with infertility and reproductive treatment, I could provide you a lengthy summary.

While the positives are fewer and further between, there are some. 1,267 more words


Final Cycle - Day 9 (yesterday)

So day 9 was travel to Cyprus day. We were up at 4.30am and hit Kyrenia about 6.30pm local time. After only 4 hours sleep, we were all exhausted so we had a quiet night in. 40 more words

Final Cycle - Day 6

So today we added in a second drug. Cetrotide – this stops ovulation. Ill be given a trigger or ‘hatching’ shot in Cyprus to signal my body to ovulate but we dont want it happening before egg collection. 74 more words