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.

Egg freezing no guarantee

Freezing a woman's eggs is neither risk-free nor foolproof, a British fertility expert says.

The two week wait

Wednesday is D-Day for Melody - a blood test to mark the end of her first two week wait on a monitored cycle.

A positive path through IVF

Can having a glass-half-full approach to IVF make a big difference to the experience?

The reality of infertility

A bunch of brave Kiwi couples are sharing their infertility stories in an effort to help others going through the same thing.


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Melody McCabe

On the road to IVF

I wish the reason I haven't blogged for a while was that I was pregnant and waiting to confirm the big news. But alas, that's not the case.


Woman gives birth after birth transplant

A Swedish woman has become the world's first to give birth after having a womb transplant.

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Fertility specialist live chat

Fertility specialist Guy Gudex answers your questions on trying to conceive and fertility.


Blocked fallopian tubes: the facts

What causes blockages of fallopian tubes and how can they be dealt with?

Melody McCabe

Dealing with pregnant friends

If there is ever an occasion that brings up tough feelings it is attending a baby shower when you are battling infertility.

Sperm, biological clock, fertility

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.

Melody McCabe

Infertility and anxiety

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

Melody McCabe

A big blow

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

Stressed woman

Pressure for a baby

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


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).


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.

Greer Berry

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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