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
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
Another month, another trying to conceive disaster
Another month, another period. Another failed month trying to conceive I apologise to those who are squeamish and think that is far too TMI. You may wish to stop reading if that is how you are feeling. But this month marks yet another unsuccessful cycle and rather than getting used to the pain and disappointment I am finding each and every cycle more and more difficult. You would think a diagnosis of infertility would at least make me expect the worst each time round but no I still find ... Continue Reading
Secondary Infertility: The beginning of a scary journey
Some frightening things are going on over here at Emma & Family. A fortnight ago I took myself off to the doctors to start trying to find out whether there is a reason why I have not successfully fallen pregnant with baby number 2. This isn't necessarily a journey everyone would fell comfortable sharing with the world but I hope that this might all prove useful to someone in the future. But as of last week I am officially down in my doctors records as experiencing Secondary Infertility. ... Continue Reading