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IVF Diary: Unpleasant presence

This is the fourth post in my Dear IVF Diary series. If you’re just joining me, then I recommend that you start here. You’ll find all related entries at the end of this post. Thanks for reading! x

Seven days after the embryo transfer, I was sitting at my desk at work when I got this sensation in my thighs. It was barely noticeable but all too familiar, one that I’ve always associated with the start of my period. A trip to the bathroom provided some relief when a knicker check was clear. Continue reading IVF Diary: Unpleasant presence

Focus on the sperm! A Q&A with fertility expert Zita West

Zita West is a well-known name in the world of fertility and conception. If such a thing as a “celebrity fertility expert” exists, it is she. Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, Stella McCartney and Jemma Kidd have all sung her praises but her clientele at her London holistic fertility clinic are also just regular Joes and Joannas trying to have a baby. A practicing midwife, acupuncturist and nutritional advisor, her work is renowned for combining cutting edge medicine with complementary therapies. Continue reading Focus on the sperm! A Q&A with fertility expert Zita West