Melody McCabe

Infertility and anxiety

Infertility, anxiety and depression are all things people are ashamed to talk about.

pregnant woman

Surrogacy review urged

Rules around the financial side of surrogacy need an urgent review, advisory committee says.

Melody McCabe

A big blow

Justin and I are on a long road, last week could best be described as a tyre blowing out.


Commercial surrogacy truth

The truth is, there are a lot of baby Gammys abandoned by parents who paid for perfection.

angry woman

Pressure for a baby

Everybody has an opinion on when women should have kids, so how do you deal with the pressure?


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Trying to conceive pregnancy test

I was addicted to pregnancy tests

Jemma O'Connor became fixated with doing pregnancy tests, even after her pregnancy was confirmed with a blood test.


TTC: Let's talk sex

It's ironic that the one thing you need to do more of to have a baby is harder to do the longer it takes.

Fertility Pregnant

From pain to joy

When medical issues meant Julia and Lee Newton couldn't have another child, a friend made them an incredible offer.


Take a 'harden up pill'

Kate Hegarty was told her period pain was normal. But it wasn't. It was endometriosis.

Adoption Sarah Salmon

Rocky road to parenthood

When I tell people I underwent fertility treatment in India they look at me as if I am mad.

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Acceptance after adoption

My view that every kid deserves a happy childhood, no matter what, has been hard to live up to.

Miscarriage Sad woman, depressed, grieving

Coping with a miscarriage

My regular GP wasn't available. Her colleague was cold and clinical, filling in an ultrasound referral while I sobbed, gulping for air like a wounded child.

Sad woman, depressed, grieving

If love could have saved you

Xavier was born into a cardboard bowl. I still don't go a day without thinking about the "what ifs".

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