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A Woman’s Journey… (is unique & we all deserve some R.E.S.P.E.C.T.)

“Somewhere there is a woman: 30, no children. People ask her, “Still no kids?” Her response varies from day to day, but it usually includes forced smiles and restraint. “Nope, not yet,” she says with a chuckle, muffling her frustration. “Well, don’t wait forever. That clock is ticking, ya know,” the sage says before departing, …

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How to say ‘No’ to horror birth stories

  No doubt by now you’ve heard them.  Well-meaning friends, even strangers, who can’t help but share with you their traumatic birth story in all the R rated gory detail.  As you listen, your heart rate increases, it becomes harder to swallow, your body responds in panic to what you are hearing and your mind, …

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My 2nd Birthing Experience – different, but just as incredible, and still PAIN FREE!

Well here I sit, in my hospital room, with my beautiful daughter sleeping in her crib.  We had the immense joy of welcoming her into our family yesterday morning!  I think I’m still a little shell shocked and really can’t believe it! She came FAST!  Ever since my firstborn’s arrival I had been warned time …

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Calmbirth® – Birth with Knowledge & Confidence

Calmbirth… those two terms are a contradiction, right? A joyful birthing experience. What does that even mean? A wonderful, positive birth story. Is that even possible…? I’d love to share my Calmbirth story with you. Forever will I be grateful for a lass I met about half way through my journey of trying to conceive.  …

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Our Infertility Journey – Part 4: IVF / ICSI – The Outcome

Click here for Part 3 of our IVF / ICSI Journey: Egg Collection, Fertilisation and More Waiting The day had finally arrived when we would find out whether or not our first round of IVF/ICSI had been successful.  Were we having a baby?  We sure were dying to know!  I’d had a blood test that …

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Our Infertility Journey – Part 3: IVF / ICSI – Egg Collection, Fertilisation & More Waiting

Click here for Part 2. I awoke from surgery to find the number ‘19’ taped to the inside of my right hand – the number of eggs they’d collected (this was a lot apparently).  I was well looked after the whole time, and it was a very quick process.  It was quite a quick trip …

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Our Infertility Journey – Part 2: IVF / ICSI – Acceptance & Preparation

Click here for Part 1 – The Roller Coaster of Infertility After having done all the necessary health checks, we were advised that IVF (specifically ICSI) was the way for us to go.  I’d always known this was an option, but it came as quite a surprise because I’d mistakenly assumed there would be a …

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