Tag Archive for Life Choices

One and Done?

“So when are you starting on number two?” Yes really, I am already being asked that question. My son is just under four months old, and already I’ve encountered the rush to add another sibling to our new family of three. My response… “You have heard about my struggles with fertility right? You know I wrote a book about it?”… 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 →

Tis the Season

Does the festive season reinforce your struggles with fertility and the lack of options when it comes to starting a family? Sometimes it really hurts. Over time I have seen many babies born and throughout the years I have observed them develop into toddlers and young children. I have watched their development as little people from afar, and yet I… Read more →

The Fertility Traffic Jam

In many ways ‘trying to conceive’ and challenges around fertility are like driving through peak hour traffic. How you say? Just hear me out . . . Sometimes you get lucky. Regardless of the time of day, you reach your destination with no traffic jams or obstruction; it’s just a smooth and tranquil drive, and you arrive according to plan. Unfortunately,… Read more →

Putting myself in the Lead

Writing a memoir has been, in many ways, therapeutic; but it was also incredibly unnerving. Through my story, ‘Finding the Rainbow’, I literally made myself the lead character of my own book. I placed my entire personal life into the open for all to read, review and critique. On reflection, that could have been a potentially daft move; but do… Read more →

What does Mother Nature know?

Last week I was with my specialist, this week I’m in the sunshine. A contrast certainly but it was important for me to time this holiday accordingly. Time to reflect and decide….   So first of all we did have good news. My medical situation has been solved (so far), and now we just need to let the dust settle… Read more →

Inconceivable

Most romance novels are generally light, feel-good reads with the ultimate happy ending.  But what if they were to also touch on a delicate and topical subject, such as infertility?   Inconceivable, a first novel by Tegan Wren was a truly enjoyed this wonderful and engaging read, and I’m so honoured to have read a copy prior to its release. At first it could be misinterpreted as a… Read more →