Tag Archive for Infertility Stories

A Mother’s Day to Remember

It feels strange this year as Mother’s Day approaches and I will be celebrating my first seven months as a mum. For years now this was all I’ve ever wanted, and the significance of my journey leading up to this day. The day is not about flowers, perfume or any other gifts; it is about finally celebrating my journey to… Read more →

Embracing the Storm

It’s done; I’ve finally completed my follow up memoir, and I feel so grateful and nervous all at the same time. This was my story, my journey, my fight through a cloud of uncertainty and grief, to search for the beauty of the rainbow. Throughout it all, I kept a journal, capturing all of my experiences, my feelings and sometimes… Read more →

My Christmas Wish

It was twelve months ago exactly that my world completely changed. Twelve months today I took that test – the test – that has given me my long awaited baby boy! I remember that day so clearly, like it was just yesterday. On a whim I decided to ‘pee on a stick’, cynically telling myself I was being silly. We… Read more →

Multiple Miscarriages? Be an advocate for yourself. By Lora Shahine

Multiple miscarriages? Be an advocate for yourself: When to ask more from your provider… Lora Shahine, a Physician from Pacific NW Fertility gives her expert view on recurrent miscarriage.   Women with miscarriages tell me they feel broken and often ignored. When they are feeling the most vulnerable and grieving a loss of pregnancy they can hear statements from their providers… Read more →

Breaking Social Norms

Infertility affects approximately 1 in 10 couples, and 1 in 4 pregnancies result in miscarriage. Fertility rates decline by around 10% per month for women over the age of thirty-five. Recurrent miscarriage (over three losses in a row) affects 1% of the female population. Nowadays, everywhere I go, it feels as though these infertility statistics are taunting me. Had I… Read more →

Why we NEED to talk about the baby

As a woman who struggled with fertility, and having experienced multiple miscarriages, I was shocked by the social discomfort that surrounds the subject of trying to conceive, infertility and loss.   Like many women I had at times wondered if I would ever really fulfil my destiny to be a mother; the losses I experienced reinforced these fears and heartbreak,… Read more →

The Colours of a Rainbow

I have travelled this path for some time now. Always searching for my rainbow, hoping that one-day this storm will pass. Many of you have been walking with me; holding my hand when I’ve needed it and urging me to keep walking, when I slowed down. There have been times where I have wanted to turn around, or find a… Read more →