Tag Archive for Infertility

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 →

The New Eve Fertility Method

I recently had the privilege to read Bridget Osho’s New Eve Fertility Method prior to it’s release. Bridget is a strong advocate for women who have experienced the loss of miscarriage and stillbirth to channel the strength of their body and mind to conquer their infertility. Even more amazing, Bridget asked me to write the foreword for her new release. Bridget doesn’t give you a miracle… Read more →

My Final Two Week Wait…

It feels unreal, but in just over two weeks (could even be less) I will finally get to meet my rainbow baby!   Through everything we have endured, and the obstacles we’ve faced, I now look down at my rounded belly and find myself almost feeling that this is some kind of dream. It seems so hard to fathom that… 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 →

Beyond the Rainbow

This week I am thirty weeks pregnant, and by now I should now be comfortable and confident in this pregnancy right? Wrong! I still worry, I still have doubts, and I still fear that this promise of my rainbow baby could be taken away from me at any moment. Perhaps that sounds paranoid, but it’s my reality. Many ask me why I… Read more →

The Road to my Rainbow

For the past four years my goal has been to get pregnant with my rainbow baby. It has been all I have hoped and dreamed for, and I remained determined never to give up. I was lucky. I fell pregnant easily, but sadly I couldn’t ever seem to stay pregnant, until now. I count myself even luckier today as I reach my… Read more →

The Big Four ‘uh’ Oh

Every year, I can hear my biological clock, ticking louder and louder. This is the year I turn forty, and it seems I’m being reminded around every corner of the health profession of my impending ‘old age’.   The thing is, I never thought of myself as a potential older mum until this point. Now, the reality is that every year my… Read more →

Another Path through the Storm

What would our life be like if we never did have children? That is one very tough question, but certainly something many couples face following struggles with fertility. It is that question: ‘what if’ things had been different? How could our lives have had a completely different perspective.   Now we are facing this. Whilst our journey is not quite… Read more →

Dear Friend

You have been with me on this journey for a few years now. You have watched me cry, get angry, frustrated or sometimes just silently grieve through the pain of infertility. Your strength and your reassurance have been graciously received, even if I have not always told you so. I am comforted by the knowledge that you are always there… Read more →

Don’t Judge . . . Educate!

Any woman struggling with fertility or early pregnancy loss will have stories about the sometimes difficult or thoughtless comments people have made about their ability to have children, or how they be coping with their difficulties. For many, it feels hurtful, rubs salt in the wound, or perhaps appears insensitive, but please try to understand that such comments or statements… Read more →