Category Archives: Have you tried?

Drugs and superstitions

I know it’s a cliche but I know a lot of you are probably thinking what was different this time, is there anything I can do?  Now as you know from this blog I am a great believer of trying … Continue reading

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In the middle of the night….

Life always seems worse in the middle of the night, those gut wrenching what if’s and but’s can’t be silenced as easily as when day light filters through and the rest of the world is up and about. I have … Continue reading

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Maca Powder

Maca Powder hit my radar about 3 years ago when it was named by the nutritionist I was seeing as a super supplement. About the same time I happened to pick up a magazine of dubious quality in a doctors … Continue reading

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Dhea – friend or foe?

Dhea is a hormone supplement that is seen by some as the key to youthfulness.   The side effect to this is that it is supposed to improve hormone levels which in turn leads to an improvement in egg quality … Continue reading

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Organic Eating

“Are you eating organic because of the fertility thing?” is the first question people ask when looking in our fridge. It is hard to formulate an answer to this without sounding like I am judging their choices. The quick answer … Continue reading

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Post treatment slump

I’m in that post treatment slump whereby the bottom of the cliff is in sight but I know I don’t want to hit it. Deep down I know I want to try another round of treatment and Villa Boy feels … Continue reading

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Boozing

I love wine, and am rather partial to a gin and tonic or a pimms, a beer on a sunny afternoon is always a pleasure. Yet me and my boozing habit have been sadly parted for the last few years. … Continue reading

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Fertile colours

Now there’s something that you never thought mattered isn’t it? Does your wardrobe choice, colour of your bed linen, interior paint choice affect your fertility? A large proportion of people at this point will probably be going “what, why would … Continue reading

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Acupuncture

In my circle of friends the merest mention of trying to get pregnant means a sharing of the local acupuncturist who specialises in fertility. The passing of the number is accompanied by tales of how x had been trying for … Continue reading

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AMH

AMH testing seems to be the new thing. It’s an indication of your egg reserve the best description I’ve found of what AMH measurements mean is at good old Wikipedia . It’s the kind of measurement that is only important … Continue reading

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