Things I do or don’t do while trying to conceive (ttc) part 1

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”

The famous doctor and the dread

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”

In Praise of Shameless Masturbation

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”

The Ballad of the Lonely Masturbator

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”

Things that people say after a miscarriage and how it feels

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”

How I came about reproductive immunology

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”

Shocking facts about infertility

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”