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

I need surgery! Trying to conceive/infertility update

A long overdue trying to conceive update here, so if you don't want to try about infertility issues then just more along! I haven't sat down and written an update since the beginning of June and a lot has and hasn't changed since then! So I meet my consultant Dr Booker at the beginning of June, he seems very lovely, having googled him he seems very well respected etc. So we were really pleased. They took all my history and looked at the results from the tests I had already had. He ... Continue Reading

Oh My Blog: A look at holidays from Lynette from Reclusive Fox

This is Oh My Blog: A monthly blogging series that allows you to meet a fellow blogger and get their opinions on a whole host of topics. Since its July, there’s no better time to start talking about holidays, sunshine and getaways and this month, it’s the turn of Lynette from Reclusive Fox.   Summer is here! Are you going (or have you been) anywhere nice this year? Not going anywhere, we’re staying local. Where is your favourite Summer holiday destination? I love ... Continue Reading

Why I bought my toddler an iPad

toddler an iPad
Whether to buy a toddler an iPad/tablet/Kindle/whatever-other-devices-I-can't-think-of-right-now is a debate that can rage fiercely between parents. Some horrified by the idea, some giving their newborn an electrical device of some kind. I'm not here to tell you which is right, where the line should be drawn and I'm not even going to put my little toe into the arena of the classic debate: How much screen time is too much screen time? Every family is different, every child is different and it is ... Continue Reading