This month of October is very close to my heart as it's 'Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month and National Fertility Awareness week from 30th - 5th November. I also have my very first event with Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on Thursday 17th, and... It's my 'No tea for 31 days' challenge - It's … Continue reading Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month
It's been a busy few of months of juggling motherhood, working on the direction of 9MAW (9MonthsandWaiting), to planning my next event, to being invited to speak in Dubai! Aaaahhhhhhhhh I can actually say that I am a International Speaker- like literally.
So, the other evening, I took a pregnancy test. It was negative. The weird thing is, I'm not quite sure how to take it... I just feel so... blah. I'm not upset, but I'm not happy either. It's strange. Yesterday, I realised that I felt guilty for taking the test, I felt as though I … Continue reading Negative
Three weeks ago, hubby and I began decluttering our home. We figured that we had far too many clothes and shoes with the label "I could definitely wear this again" and needed to get rid of them real quick! I'm sure many of you can identify with this. I came across a large box and … Continue reading Declutter Findings
Telling your employer that you are about to embark on a journey of Fertility treatment could probably be one of the toughest things you will have to do... Not only do you need to figure out who you are going to tell amongst your family and friends but, informing your boss is one extra person … Continue reading Tips for telling your employer you’re starting fertility treatment
I finally plucked up the courage to tell my mum about 9MonthsandWaiting!
Be Encouraged, Be Expectant... Sounds a bit cliche right? I know that when you're going through your fertility journey, some of the last things you want to hear are "relax", "Don't worry", "Be expectant, it will happen", "Be encouraged"... You just don't want to hear it when all you see and feel is an empty … Continue reading Be Encouraged, Be Expectant
Coming face to face with the reality that there is some form of delay is hard. It's even harder when you find yourself lost among acronyms and abbreviations you know nothing about. It seems that over the past 8 or so years, the majority of us tend to turn to our famous friend 'Google' to … Continue reading Fertility Abreviations
Patient Day of Action 25/03/2017 When I found out about this campaign, I was so happy, yet quite upset. I cannot imagine how much money hubby and I would have spent had it not been for our access to NHS Funding. To find out that there have and will continue to be cuts to this … Continue reading Patient Day of Action
I repeatedly get asked the question as to why I fall into the infertility category when I've conceived in the past without any medical assistance. It wasn't until 2015 (almost two years after my miscarriage) that I finally got the answer myself... 'Unexplained Infertility.' Not quite the diagnosis I had been expecting as it clearly explained absolutely nothing. It … Continue reading Primary, Secondary & Unexplained Infertility