Tag Archive for Miscarriage

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 →

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 →

A Year of New Hope

As we are about to enter a New Year, many are planning celebrations and debating on which New Year’s resolution to fulfil.   I really enjoy the spirit around this time of the year, as it brings new energy and expectations for what may be and the paths we hope to follow over the next twelve months. Perhaps not everyone… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

The People’s Book Prize

I am ecstatic to announce that FINDING THE RAINBOW has been nominated in the Non Fiction category of the PEOPLE’S BOOK PRIZE!   Each year this esteemed program opens up to three categories (Fiction, Non Fiction and Children’s) and they select ten books in each category which will be highlighted over a three-month period for the public to vote on!   I truly… Read more →

Finding Reasons to Celebrate

Amidst all the angst and frustration of dealing with infertility, there are moments where I need to stop, check myself and remember the good things in my life.   It is so easy to get caught up in the heartache and desperation of a dream that you cannot seem to fulfill. It would be easy to blame others, and become… Read more →