Uncertainty

So, we got to the early pregnancy clinic at 7.30am. We were the first there by a long shot. We just wanted answers. Is there anything left, with or without a heartbeat? The clinic filled up fast, and we were the ...

Not good news

I'm writing this to distract me. Don't judge. About 2 hours ago I started bleeding. A little at first, then a lot. I'm in a lot of pain. We've called the clinic, but there is nothing they can do other than wait ...

Test Day

This morning, at 6.30am, I took the test we'd been waiting 2 weeks for. I couldn't bear to watch it develop, so I went back into the bedroom where Toby was bouncing all over our bed and a tired John ...

3 or 4 days to go

We're in the midst of the dreaded 2-week wait. We'll be doing a pregnancy test on either Wednesday or Thursday this week. I need to call the clinic to check which day will be best. I've been asked if I'm at ...

Embryo transfer day

I got the call at 11am. "Just ringing to let you know your embryo has survived thawing, so we'll see you for transfer later today." *End of call* That was it. Rather unceremonious. I hung up and took Toby in to his gym ...

Embryo transfer

I'm getting knocked up on Thursday at 3pm. My womb lining was looking good on Thursday last week, so transfer is go! I've stopped the daily injections now, and replaced them with a twice daily pessary, which is delightful. These are progesterone, ...

Preparing for frozen embryo transfer

This is our first cycle of frozen embryo transfer (or FET for short), and it doesn't feel as intense as the IVF cycles we've done previously. I've not been up to the clinic for a million scans, and I'm not ...

A life with PCOS

My journey with PCOS didn't start at infertility. I was already aware of my condition and the trouble it could cause us going into the whole baby-making process. In fact, going into our marriage I was aware of my condition and ...

Final installment for now

Hello, Thank you for hanging in here for this long. It's been nice to have you close by. Today we learned that none of the remaining three embryos were good enough for freezing. Which wasn't a big surprise. We have 4 top quality ...

Frozen

After a day off (yesterday) we have more news today. 4 of our blastocysts were frozen today, and they were top quality. 3 are being grown on till tomorrow, but of these three it is likely only 1 might be up to ...