Conception

Our Infertility Journey – Part 5: IVF / ICSI – The Final Chapter

Click here for Part 4 of our IVF / ICSI Journey: The Outcome If you’ve followed our journey of infertility, through IVF/ICSI and up to my first viable pregnancy you’ll recall the following: I went through one ‘full’ round of hormone injections, egg collection etc and from this one round we were granted 5 viable …

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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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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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Our Infertility Journey – Part 1: The Roller Coaster

***If you are experiencing difficulties falling pregnant please read on… I promise you’ll no longer feel alone, and you might even have a little giggle…*** Our journey started in January 2008.  It was supposed to be a joyous 9 month journey of pregnancy and the commencement of our own family.  It wasn’t supposed to be …

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