Fertility Blog

by Jennifer Robertson

Surviving Infertility at Christmas Nov 30, 2020

Christmas used to be my favourite time of the year.  You’d walk through shopping centres and Christmas carols are being piped over the loud speaker.  Santa clause is posing with small children who are either idolizing him, or terrified of him.  The decorations are dripping...

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The awakening after being consumed by infertility Nov 23, 2020

I’m not sure exactly when it was that I opened my eyes and finally saw where I was.  Consumed. Living the same day over and over again.  Floating and directionless.  Satisfied, but not excited for life.  Getting up when the alarm went off, but not a minute before. Going...

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Letting go of that picture in your head of the perfect pregnancy Nov 16, 2020

We ALL have that picture in our head of how things are going to happen when we make the decision to have a baby.

We stop taking contraception, we start making hot passionate love with our partner, and then we fall pregnant……..right?

For some that may be true, but for most couples -...

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Should you hope or not on your fertility journey? Nov 09, 2020

TO HOPE OR NOT TO HOPE ON YOUR PATH TO PREGNANCY?

It’s the big question. The silent struggle in our mind when we approach our natural, IVF or IUI cycle, when we take that pregnancy test, or when we finally fall pregnant.

DO YOU HOLD HOPE?

Hope is something we approach with trepidation.

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Why is everyone falling pregnant around me? How to handle pregnancy announcements. Nov 02, 2020

It feels like everyone around you is popping up pregnant. Your best friend, your sister, even people in the infertility support groups are falling pregnant before you. Your Facebook feed is one big pregnancy announcement after another.

You’re consumed with jealously and you’re...

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A letter to the partners who are supporting us through Infertility Oct 26, 2020

People who haven’t suffered from infertility will never understand our grief.

But that doesn’t stop us from trying.

We spend so much of our time and energy trying to explain to those around us how we’re feeling and justifying our actions.  It feels like we’re in...

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Infertility ruins that perfect picture in our head of pregnancy Oct 19, 2020

What happens when your future becomes uncertain?  When that picture you had in your head is blown apart?  Your lifelong dream of becoming a mum, feels like it's slipping out from underneath your feet?  And panic sets in.

All my life, even from a young age, I wanted to have...

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Should you tell your work colleagues about your infertility? Oct 12, 2020

Infertility is such a sensitive subject.  Just as miscarriage is.

It’s the quickest way to clear a room.  Just answer “we’ve been struggling and undergoing IVF after having several miscarriages” to the person asking “when are you going to have...

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The Injustice of Infertility Oct 06, 2020

When I decided I was going to write a book about my fertility journey, it was for the millions of women, like me, who know the disappointment, pain and fear that comes when you're forced to picture a life without children in it.

It was for those who suffer in silence, who...

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