My space baby
I can show you the world shining, shimmering, splendid. Put your seat belt on because I am going to talk about some uncomfortable stuff, some funny silver lining and some moments red-letter. Through the eyes of infertility and miscarriage. Do you trust me?
I had been thinking about writing something on occasion of BLAW (Baby Loss Awareness Week) at the beginning of October, but I fell prey to extreme mood swings, tiredness, and crying spurts of the 2ww. It was pretty bleak and I think I felt bad both at the thought of writing about BLAW and guiltyContinue reading “The fairy looping tooth”
I have taken a long break from writing in this blog after I started the fertility treatment with doctor S last month. My mindset has changed. We are two years and 2 months into our trying to conceive journey and every stage of this process has been uniquely different to the last. About 6 monthsContinue reading “Things I do or don’t do while trying to conceive (ttc) part 1”
I have taken my time processing the events from the past week before sitting down and writing. I am very pleased to tell everyone the good news I received in my follow up appointment last week. At least good news, if you look at it from the perspective of a rpl (recurrent pregnancy loss) warrior.Continue reading “Body; leave my embryos alone”
This is going to be a bit dreary. I am reaching breaking point and I have a huge personality crisis stemming from, perhaps, the fact that I’m taking three times the amount of oestrogen that a menopausal woman would. (I am not menopausal yet… just thickening my lining…) About ten days ago we went toContinue reading “The famous doctor and the dread”
Today we have a guest blog post by Psychologist and Educator Tamora Sita Dhanipersad. In her essay, she elaborates on the topic of female masturbation and expands on the issues presented in the article “The Ballad of the Lonely Masturbator”, she dissects every detail and addresses key issues such as rape and body image, traumasContinue reading “In Praise of Shameless Masturbation”
Controversially, I am going to write today about female masturbation. The reason for this is that I see and hear women in recurrent miscarriage forums (RM forums) suffering and toiling with themselves about their sexual relationship with their partners, the role of the husband in understanding their pain and their difficulties to have sex afterContinue reading “The Ballad of the Lonely Masturbator”
I’ve decided to take advantage of my melancholic mood to write a wee article about a poem I wrote last year. Often melancholy hits in the most unexpected ways but, for me, it is silence that triggers it. I have recently enjoyed escapism and meeting people after my third miscarriage a couple of months ago.Continue reading “Green Fruit; Rotten.”
In an ideal world society would be able to recognise miscarriage at any stage as a form of grief. Losing someone that you love is painful and soul wrenching, but as a society we recognise that pain and we celebrate funerals as a community to say goodbye to the person we have lost. We celebrateContinue reading “Things that people say after a miscarriage and how it feels”
At the start of this journey it wasn’t clear to me what the difference was between infertility and recurrent miscarriage treatment. I found myself entangled in a web of complex terminology I didn’t know how to handle. Am I infertile if I can conceive? What does a person do when they can’t either get pregnantContinue reading “How I came about reproductive immunology”
Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse. But for me infertility is much more than that. It means that one of your basic functions as a human being is nullified, nonexistent and void. It creates a hole in the heart the size of a black hole, and likeContinue reading “Shocking facts about infertility”
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