Trying to conceive

Trying to conceive

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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.

Sperm test: A male perspective

No matter how virile you think you are when it comes to depositing your baby batter in a small plastic cup you will never be impressed with your sample.

Infertility and anxiety

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

A big blow

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

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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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.

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$14,000 and no baby

Last week we lost our baby. This embryo was the closest we have ever come to being pregnant.

Melody McCabe

Meditation for fertility

There seems to a direct correlation between the time you have been trying to conceive and the things you are prepared to try to make it happen.

Melody McCabe

A World Cup lesson on infertility

As with anything at the moment that causes me anxiety, it seems to all come back to trying to conceive (TTC).

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A surrogacy story

Candace and Chris blogged about their infertility, they tweeted, fundraised and went on reality TV. Then a sister of a friend stepped in.

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What a difference a year makes

For my husband's birthday last year I gave him a sizeable cyst on my left ovary.

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Live chat: Fertility specialist

Are you thinking about having a baby or having trouble conceiving? Fertility specialist Dr Guy Gudex answers your questions.

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My comrade in arms

This isn't the first time our vows for "better and for worse, in sickness and in health" have been tested.

Melody McCabe

Coping strategies and advice

I hate telling people what I think they should do but when I find that something has been good or helpful, I can't help but tell others about it.

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Why is birth control my problem?

My husband and I have two babies. He now wants me to get my tubes tied or go on the pill. I want him to get a vasectomy or use condoms.

Melody McCabe

An unexpected year

I battled to figure out how to start this blog... I have never been one short for words, but this week was a pretty significant one.

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Gels vs shots in IVF

Using a hormone gel during IVF could be just as effective as hormone shots, according to a new study.

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The dreaded IVF letter

The letter determining the future of our frozen embryos arrives in the mailbox every six months.

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Panel backs 'three-parent' IVF

A British expert scientific panel has given its backing to potential new three-way fertility treatments

Melody McCabe

The invisible loss

"Infertility is an invisible loss, no-one else can appreciate the depth and intensity of the loss; couples therefore often grieve alone."

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