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...

November 8, 2017

What about Kevin? Oh no that’s Vorny’s dad’s name. Or Cathy? Hmm, if she likes flying, they might call her Cathy Pacific. What about Rhonda? No, like The Beatles tune, people will keep asking her for help. Man, it’s tricky territory picking your kid’s name, and like my endurance ‘betwixt’ the sheets, it’s possibly a tad premature given we haven’t even conceived yet. But it sure is fun tossing around potential ba...

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 27, 2017

I’m happier than a clam at high tide.

Vorny was like a Mother Hen during egg collection and Fertility Associates managed to curate 7 freezeable embryos during the days that followed. My 2 sperms became 7 embryos. Alright, alright, alright!

Well 8 if you count ‘Slow Pete’.

When the embryos reach what’s called the ‘blastocyst stage’ after 5 days, they are officially declared normal functioning beings and can be...

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...

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