Category Archives: artificial insemination

REVIEW – The Fertility Show 2014

The culmination of National Fertility Awareness Week in the UK was the Fertility Show at London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre. We were excited to attend, although Amy had reservations about whether there would be anything there that applied to our circumstances. … Continue reading

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An Ode to Clearblue

Reporting from cycle day TWENTY FIVE I’m usually the first to poo poo Clearblue Ovulation tests. The majority of the time as far as I am concerned they are overpriced. I still think that, but I bought some to help … Continue reading

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“It Will Happen”…

Recently I’ve noticed that a phrase that used to fill me with hope for the future now gives me rage. The phrase in question? “It will happen”, or it’s sister phrase “I know it will happen” and “just give it … Continue reading

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Just As We Were About To Give Up…

Isn’t it always the way? On Friday I was just about ready to give up opk’ing for the month. I had a good root around in the house and managed to find a grand total of eight OPKs. I figured … Continue reading

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Superhero Donor’s Point of View – Donation

Another guest entry from our fantastic donor. Please feel free to leave a. Comment if you enjoy these posts – I personally am finding them really interesting! ——- It may surprise you, but donors select their receipients. I started off … Continue reading

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Passing the Baton!

My period is due tomorrow. I tested a couple of hours ago and got a definite negative as far as I am concerned, Booooooo! But I have my fertility dr appointment on tues day anyway so we can see if … Continue reading

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We Have Liftoff! – Part Two!

This morning I was awoken to Amy shouting “it’s Today! It’s Today!” From the bathroom. It is cycle day 31 for her and no positive opk up to now, but I went into the bathroom to be greeted by this … Continue reading

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Let The Two Week Wait Begin!

All the OPKs I have done today have still been positive, so we arranged a donation for this evening. Amy was at work, so I was left managing the dogs. That’s all fine, except for Gizmo has a massive case … Continue reading

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Surprise Positive OPK!

I did an OPK just now because I got the urge to pee on something (you know you’re trying to conceive when…) and it was positive!

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Sperm Donation: Changing Lives

We were recently contacted by the London Sperm Bank, London’s most respected Sperm Bank, to ask if they could write a guest post for us. I’m always interested in hearing all points of view on sperm donation, so here is … Continue reading

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