Tag Archive for Babies

Breaking the Silence

In recent weeks the topic of miscarriage and infertility has become widespread news; all as a result of social media King, Mark Zuckerman’s astonishing announcement that he too has suffered the pain of recurrent miscarriage with his wife, Priscilla. This highlighted the reality that miscarriage can happen to anyone, and it does! In fact the current statistics state one in… Read more →

Everyone is Talking about Mark Zuckerberg

This week I read several articles featuring Mark Zuckerberg (CEO and founder of Facebook). He and his wife are pregnant! However, they have also experienced the loss and anguish of multiple miscarriages.  He bravely made a very public statement about their losses and the pain that they went through on their fertility journey.   It is wonderful to hear that… Read more →

Advice to Myself

Now reaching my fourth year of trying to conceive and still no child to show for it. This has been an incredibly heart-breaking journey, one which I am starting to feel that we will never reach the destination we had hoped for. I look around and many of my friends and family now have toddlers, even school-age children, and I still wait… Read more →

Parent Memories – Guest Blog

I’m pleased to introduce a new blogger and tweeter @ParentMemories who is candidly opening up on her own experience with miscarriage as a way of expressing her feelings.  She is another courageous woman opening up and sharing her story to lift the lid on infertility. No, not ‘everything happens for a reason’ That’s what well-meaning people say when they don’t know… Read more →

How to kill a conversation…

There is a certain kind of awkwardness that sometimes arises in conversations when asked whether I have children – a family. ‘I am married’, is my standard response, hoping this closes off further enquiry. Nonetheless, many will continue to probe, asking: ‘kids?’ Of course there is nothing truly intrusive with this question. A simple ‘no’ and moving onto a new… Read more →

Stopping the Race

This week has been a little rougher than most, testing my fragility and my ultimate quest to be optimistic. It made me reflect on how I feel about my own situation and my strength to keep going. As a women struggling with fertility, I have moments where I struggle to breathe with the thought that my quest to become a mother may never… Read more →

Defying my Limitations

Many women and men are facing infertility every day. In fact Resolve (the National Infertility Organisation) quote that 7.4 million women (11.9%) have received fertility treatments, and that 1 in 8 couples in the US have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. So, essentially there are women all around us facing daily roadblocks, hurdles and obstacles and potentially being… Read more →

Spring is in the Air

One of the hardest things for someone going through fertility challenges or having experienced pregnancy loss is the fact that everyone around you seems to be pregnant and having babies. Tell me I’m wrong. It is as though, everywhere I look, someone has a lovely round tummy, or a gurgling new born just taunting me, reminding me of what I don’t… Read more →

An Heir and a Spare

The Duchess of Cambridge and her pregnancy have been the focal point for media attention worldwide, even before she actually conceived. First, there was the speculation as to whether she was or was not pregnant. Every time she touched her stomach it was a sure sign in the eyes of the media. The public expected an immediate pregnancy after that spectacular wedding.… Read more →