Category Archives: fertility

My Fertility Specialist Magazine and Our Fertility Story

I was asked to contribute an article for the free, online My Fertility Specialist magazine, and I’m delighted to let you know that you can now read my article as the latest issue is now available. If you don’t know … Continue reading

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Second Trimester

That’s right – SECOND TRIMESTER! We are now almost sixteen weeks into this pregnancy and I really have no idea where the time has gone.

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Getting That Big Fat Positive After Loss

(After our announcement, I wanted to share some posts that I wrote before we announced. So, the next few posts will be from my “drafts” folder)

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REVIEW – Ovusense Real Time Fertility Monitor – Part Two

Before I start this review, let me be honest about it. I’ve agonised over this review. I have wondered whether to post it. I have given it plenty of thought. However, the conclusion I have come to is that I’m … Continue reading

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Two Week Wait Number 24 – 7dpo

Here we are again. Seven days post ovulation in the dreaded two week wait. I haven’t been posting much, so my apologies for that. We have been without internet in the new house for little under two weeks now, which … Continue reading

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Two Week Wait Number 22

This is our twenty second two week wait since we started trying to conceive back in 2012. I am three days post ovulation currently, as shown by a lovely temp rise over the past three days. I’m hoping it stays up nice … Continue reading

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Updating…

It’s been a busy week or so in Laura and Amy land. I’ve been absent from the blogosphere, although tweeting as uaual @forgotthesperm. Here’s your latest dose of far too much information.  

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