My Fertility Road
It’s been a while since I’ve thought about it, until a friend told me she was pregnant. While I’m happy for her, I had a small pang of, ‘I Wish…’. We have two healthy and happy girls so I’m not complaining, it was just a hard road to get to this point.
Infertility & PGD
My husband and I wanted to start a family right after our wedding in October in 2010. So 2011 I came off the pill and we tried. I fell pregnant and was so happy that our journey seemed an easy one. Boy was I wrong.
The Emotional Merry-go-round of Loss & Infertility
I have had four miscarriages: two in 2017 (4.5w, 7.5w), one in 2018 (5w) and one in 2019 (8w – trisomy 11). We also have a daughter born in 2015 with no prior losses. We are currently going through IVF in the hope that science makes better embryos than we do.
Secondary Infertility & Miscarriage
Secondary infertility is a rocky path. You long to be part of the community you once were whilst you were childless, but there is a fine line of where do you fit in. You can relate to all the mum type posts but also carry the pain that only those “without children” endure.
Where Do I Belong?
The road to parenthood for some is paved with frustration and grief. The thing that has struck me most about this journey so far is just how unfair it is. Nothing in life is fair, but there just seems to be a great injustice that good people who would make wonderful parents, can spend years (or perhaps forever), without a child to love.
Anita Thompson - my story
My story starts almost five years ago when that buzz of excitement and nerves took over my entire body as I looked at the two lines on a pregnancy test and shared the news with my husband, Dean.