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L’s Story

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Our Stories

I remember when D first told me that she was pregnant, I was so so happy, my mind was racing with the excitement of the news, rocking all over the world was playing on the radio! We had the pregnancy confirmed by the GP, and we bought books, read about what would happen at each stage and we waited for the rollercoaster to begin. Unfortunately this rollercoaster turned out to be a rocky road. When D rang me from work a few weeks later and told me that she thought that she was miscarrying I was shocked. I’d heard about miscarriage, but to be honest I wasn’t too worried. We went to the hospital for a scan, which I presumed would be ok. The doctor though said that the...

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D’s Story

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Our Stories

I always had in the back of my head that having a family might not be straight forward for me. I don’t know why- call it instinct maybe. When we got married we started trying straight away, my reasoning being we were already in our thirties and if there were problems then we would need time on our side. We got pregnant on the second month of trying and were thrilled. For some reason I could not get excited. At 6 weeks pregnant I started spotting in the staff toilet at work. My heart pounding I rang John. He picked me up and we went to the local hospital. I was scanned, there was the baby but no heart beat. I was told to rest and to come back in 2 weeks. I stayed in...

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F’s Story

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Our Stories

I always knew having children for me wouldn’t have been a straight forward thing. Even though there is no apparent connection, in my family quite a few female members are childless. So I was not new to infertility. When I met my husband and we eventually decided to get married to start a family I was 32. No big deal, plenty of women have children in their thirties, right? We started trying even before the wedding in November 2006. By the time it was summer 07 we had done some tests which showed low sperm count and motility, but nothing too upsetting just yet. I appeared to be fine. We gave it another few months and in December 07 I went for a laparoscopy and D&C to...

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S’s Story

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Our Stories

Growing up, I always thought that by the age of 30 I’d be married with at least one child. I have always loved children, there was never a doubt in my mind that I wanted at least 2. I met my husband in June 2001. We got married in June 2007, when I was 27, and I seemed to be on track with my “plan”. So one day in January 2008 we decided to “see what happens”. I’d stopped taking the pills a few years earlier for a number of reasons, so by that time my cycle was back to normal. I wasn’t expecting to get pregnant the first month, so when I got my period, I wasn’t that disappointed. About 2 weeks later though, I started spotting, on and off. Then I started...

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J’s Story

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Our Stories

You may consider me a control freak but so much of our stories all too often come back to the notion of control. We can control what we wear, what we do with our days, how we wear our hair and just about everything else that makes us who we are. Yet when it comes to the most fundamental choice we have – we are left so out of control it leaves us begging for answers. We decided to start a family in March 2006. We had been married for three years and the time just felt right. Looking to my genes, my mother and my sisters, I didn’t think for a second that it would take any amount of time to get pregnant. It was a presumption of mine that this was my body, I was in...

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H’s Story

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Our Stories

I had always wanted a big family. I’ve always had a strong ‘maternal’ instinct and when we got married, children were always on the agenda. Yet for some reason, I always wondered if I would have difficulty getting pregnant. A few months before we decided to actively start trying for a baby, I remember watching a documentary on couples undergoing IVF treatment and getting more upset as I heard each story. At that stage, I had no reason to believe that might someday be us, and yet it resonated with me somehow. The first time I did a positive pregnancy test, I was elated. Twenty four hours later I started to bleed and was in considerable pain. We weren’t at home at...

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