Author Archives: libhope

Feeling the Fear and Doing it Anyway- Pregnancy and Parenting after Infertility

I’ve neglected this blog for a shockingly long time but for the best of reasons and due to some difficult times too. When we saw those two magic lines I imagined that this was the goal we hoped for and … Continue reading

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The Lives of Others – Donor Egg cycle August/Sept/Oct 2014

The initial preparations for our first donor egg cycle began back in July when I had to notify the Prague clinic about the onset of my period and submit the completed donor request form. This form asked us to specify … Continue reading

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The road to donor: May-August 2014

After our failed cycle it became inevitable that I would have to seriously consider egg donation. In fact the prospect of double donation was put to us after both of our last cycles but my husband was finding it hard … Continue reading

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My Prague Spring – April/May 2014

I started my Prague cycle in April and this cycle was co-ordinated between my new local satellite clinic and a clinic in Prague. I had registered with the satellite clinic but as it turned out I communicated mostly by email … Continue reading

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From Hero to Zero- test results and next steps- Jan/Feb 2013

We attended an appointment back at our clinic in January to get the results of the endometrial function test (Yale test) I had done and the FISH test my husband had done in the never ending quest to find a … Continue reading

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Remembering Hope- Miscarriage Remembrance Service and EDD Nov/Dec 2013

Never to have seen but to have dreamed Never to have held but to have felt Never to have known but to have loved (Reflection from Miscarriage Remembrance Service) We marked 6 December 2013 as my EDD (Estimated Due Date) … Continue reading

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The ‘Kitchen Sink’ Cycle- IVF2- August/September 2013

I am writing this a week after finding out the outcome of this cycle which was negative. This has been the first day I could even contemplate looking at my blog as I took this particular failure very badly. However, … Continue reading

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