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November 21, 2017

Hi. My name’s Siobhan and I’m a Google-aholic, a fertility Google-aholic. I can’t stop, I’m not sure what’s going on. I’m obsessed with reading every IVF success story I can find and my searches are getting quite specific now, e.g. ‘Successful IVF stories with ICSI’, ’How soon after embryo transfer does implantation occur?’, ‘What not to eat pre FET transfer date’ etc.  There’s so many differing opinions out the...

October 15, 2017

One of the best pieces of advice I was given before starting this whole process was ‘treat IVF like a job’. Isn’t that cool? If it’s a job, you can always get through it. I’ve had loads of jobs I've loved before, but there's always a teeny aspect of each one that I don't love.

For example, I loved working in a movie theatre, but I hated cleaning ice cream off the seats.  I loved working at a bakery, but I hated t...

September 20, 2017

I was a little nervous going into the clinic for the egg collection procedure. I’ve never had any kind of surgery/sedation before so I had no idea what to expect. I was worried I’d say something silly while I was under. I’ve watched so many YouTube videos where someone said something they would soon regret. What if I said something horrible to Millsy? Or the Specialists? Security might have to restrain my limp b...

September 11, 2017

Week one is DONE! Woop! We made it! And you know what? I'm loving these hormone drugs. Ha ha. I was prepared to go a little bit loopy, maybe curse at some drivers on the North Western motorway, possibly kill someone at netball? But weirdly I think they make me laugh more. The other night I Googled 'Do IVF fertility drugs make you laugh?' and according to a couple of sites I found, I might actually be on to somet...

September 4, 2017

It's been a week. I've had my scan. Turns out I'm pretty good at growing eggs. The morning of my scan, I woke up with some phantom pains in my lower back and down my legs. I made a guess this is my sciatic nerve? This is possibly because my ovaries are growing lots of little 'eggy weggies' quite quickly and maybe they're pressing on my nerves and things? My right ovary is tucked away behind my bowel so that made...

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