Dr George, George, Calling Dr George

After our first round of IVF failed, we were at a loss as to what to do next. I had been told lots about the Zita West Fertility Clinic and, in particular, Dr George Ndukwe - who is a pioneer in immune therapy and Natural Killer Cells. I knew we had to see him. This is the first part of our journey with this clinic. It still wasn't an easy journey and came with its fair share of heartache but, ultimately, the amazing team at Zita West helped us start our family, resulting in our darling daughter. Click on the title above to read more...

I’VF Failed

I'VF Failed. After an already gruelling journey trying to start a family, we finally reached a point whereby IVF was our next option. We were petrified, not having any real understanding about what we were going to go through. In this blog, I talk about our first round of IVF and the devastation IVF failure leaves behind. It's part of our story and our journey towards later IVF success. I hope, very much, that it helps others, who have experienced similar, to know that their feelings and emotions are normal and that they are not alone. I am also hopeful that this honest account will give a little understanding to those have not experienced IVF for themselves in order to support those who do. Click the title above to read more...

When They’re Expecting and You’re Not

Other people's pregnancy announcements were the hardest. I viewed everyone (even those I didn't know) with severe trepidation, as I was petrified that I would be caught off guard and be brutally thumped in the gut with a severe case of 'pregnancy announcement-itis'. Spending a long time recalling how I felt during this time, I have tried to share some of how I felt in these moments in addition to considering what it can be like coming from the other side of things too. Click the title above to read more...

The test of tests

Finally admitting that we needed some medical help was painful. It was something that I didn't want to accept. I had to though in order to move forward in our journey to have a family. The 'tests' were the next test we faced (and certainly not the last). Click the title above to read more...

Have you tried…?

Have you tried...? Trying to get pregnant is the fun part. This was often said to me. Obviously, they'd never been me trying to get pregnant! Click the title to read more...