Lap and Dye and Hysteroscopy procedure recovery for infertility

Here is the third and final part of my lap and dye procedure series. I had my lap and dye and hysterscopy under the NHS to investigate the cause of my secondary infertility in January 2018. In this video I discuss what to expect from the recovery of this procedure and how recovery went for me.     Continue Reading

Lap and Dye and Hysteroscopy Surgery for Secondary Infertility – The Surgery

Last week I posted about how I prepared for my Lap and Dye and Hysteroscopy surgery that I had in January to explore the cause of my secondary infertility. As promised, in the video above I discuss my experience of how the day of surgery went and what to expect having this surgery as a day procedure in an NHS hospital. For more information on these procedures check out these NHS resources: Laparoscopy and Dye  Hysteroscopy     Continue Reading

Preparing for a Lap and Dye and Hysteroscopy procedure for infertility investigation

As part of my treatment program for secondary infertility, my fertility specialist wanted to check that everything was healthy structurally within my womb and most importantly my fallopian tubes. That meant in my case having a surgical procedure done to go and properly take a look at everything. So I was booked in for a 'Lap and Dye' procedure and a Hysteroscopy. Having already had one child easily and being pretty confident that our secondary infertility problems were stemming from my ... Continue Reading

Infertility update: My experience taking Clomid – my first, and unsuccessful cycle.

So in my last infertility update, I spoke about how I needed to have laparoscopic surgery to check whether there was anything else on top of my PCOS stopping us from conceiving our much wanted second baby. Fast forward to and I had another appointment with the lovely Dr Booker who dropped the bombshell that, not only had I not had the surgery pencilled in but he was leaving and therefore couldn’t say whether I would ever get the surgery I needed. The only silver lining was that this meant he ... Continue Reading

What to expect from your first NHS infertility appointment

NHS infertility appointment
In June 2017, after 15 months of trying to conceive, I finally had our first NHS infertility appointment about our secondary infertility. I didn’t have a clue what to expect in that appointment and felt extremely nervous about going. I did plenty of research and found loads of information about the US, but due to the very different health services, I couldn’t be sure that would be anything like how my appointment here within the UK with the NHS would go. I've now been back and forwards a ... Continue Reading

World Mental Health Day: Why taking care of your mental health is so important

Mental health day
Mental health isn’t something I have touched on on the blog before, nor is it something I wish to focus on too much but seeing as it was World Mental Health Day just a couple of weeks ago I feel it is something I should address and actually sit down and write about (even if it has taken me quite a while to press publish on this one, it has been sitting in silence in drafts!) My biggest fear when pregnant was that I was going to suffer from postnatal depression. My pregnancy was unplanned ... Continue Reading