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Our IVF journey to Positive Pregnancy Test- Frozen Embryo Transfer

I have written about IVF several times here on my blog, if you want to check out my previous posts, check them out here- Fertility Files. My previous IVF experiences were fresh cycles and I knew very little about Frozen cycles. When we had our first fresh cycle in October I ended up with 52 …

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Is an IVF birth any different? – Erin’s Birth Story

Welcome back to my fertility series , if you want to check out my previous posts click here: Fertility files So, when IVF comes good and does the job it’s supposed to do, you become pregnant. As I have said before an IVF pregnancy is no different. Funnily enough neither is an IVF birth. Quite …

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Ovarian Hyper Stimulation- What the doctors don’t tell you

Welcome back to my fertility series , if you want to check out my previous posts click here: Fertility files Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)- I am pretty sure not many of the population know anything about it let alone the risks to you as a person. Doctors in the IVF world are a little be …

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PCOS & Cancer… the truth

Welcome back to my fertility series , if you want to check out my previous posts click here: Fertility files Since I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 20years old, I have had my fair share of appointments at the doctors. The only problem is they have never told me that I had an …

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One for sorrow… Two for Joy! Superstition during IVF!

A rabbits tail, saying hello to magpies, not walking under ladders? Where does it end? When I had IVF with Erin I suddenly became very suspicious. The first thing that happened was one day I put on the crucifix I was brought at the age of 10 by my auntie. A tiny cross on a …

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Knowledge is everything in IVF- Dealing with Anxiety

It’s National fertility week and we will be talking about knowledge and anxiety in IVF. So welcome back to my fertility series, if you want to check out my previous posts click here: Fertility files Knowledge is everything. During IVF fear can take control and anxiety takes hold. The fear stems from people not talking …

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Tumbleweed comments people say when you have had IVF?

Welcome back to my fertility series , if you want to check out my previous posts click here: Fertility files Once you have had IVF and have had one baby, people tend to make some pretty big assumptions! The first one being that you want more children. The second one being that you are magically …

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Will your diet help you conceive?

Welcome back to my fertility series , if you want to check out my previous posts click here: Fertility files So many times I have heard tips and tricks of what to eat and when. The perfect diet seems to be different for every ailment. When I had Erin I didn’t stick to a diet …

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IVF- is it ethical?

IVF is amazing. It’s paid for by the NHS in the U.K. Depending on circumstances. But when it’s not- is it ethical? I am in several forums for IVF to help in answering any questions people have. When reading some things it concerns me how under the thumb they have people. I understand that paying …

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Stress, anxiety, and panic… effects of having IVF?

Welcome back to my fertility series , if you want to check out my previous posts click here: Fertility files I think I was the minority in my round of IVF- everything happened so quickly- I didn’t have time to stress. Booking me onto IVF was a little bit of a surprise to say the …