Failing in friendships: fertility vs friends

Dear friends, I probably owe you an explanation. I know I’ve been absent these last few years, and I don’t intend on always being in hiding, so I hope that door is still going to be open in the future. Some of you have tried to reach out, to offer to meet, have a coffee,… Continue reading Failing in friendships: fertility vs friends

What part of insensitive can you not understand?

Honestly, it baffles me.  The days when my place of work served as a needed escape from my own baby related issues are long gone.  Of course the topic is always going to surface in some way, but seriously, I am astounded.  You are an intelligent group of people – you represent elite universities including… Continue reading What part of insensitive can you not understand?

The strength of a superwoman… (IVF Therapy)

Dear therapist, You got me thinking.  I wasn’t sure how our session went yesterday, but my head was spinning so much about the different direction it went it, i didn’t realise the value until i had left. For the first time since i started with you, we didn’t focus on the losses and the difficulties… Continue reading The strength of a superwoman… (IVF Therapy)

Infertility and Inclusion

I recall my in-laws joking with us for being in a committed relationship whilst we were in our early 20’s and at uni – and suddenly, here we are, looking at his younger siblings, now married and raising their young children. The loss isn’t just a physical and emotional loss of our own babies and what… Continue reading Infertility and Inclusion