Health · Miscarriage

Trying to make a difference

I’ve been really keen to try and help with research into miscarriage in some way and so I have been keeping an eye on the Tommy’s website since their early miscarriage centre opened in London in April. I checked the site a couple of weeks ago and found they were recruiting for two different trials… Continue reading Trying to make a difference

Health · Miscarriage

Men and miscarriage

You’ve heard me ramble on about miscarriage plenty, in the hope it encourages more discussion, but often male partners can be forgotten. Just as we still put the emphasis on ‘mother and baby’, there is often more focus on ‘mother and miscarriage’ too. It’s difficult because the physical pain and most of the subsequent testing… Continue reading Men and miscarriage

Health · Miscarriage

The PRISM trial

Today is a good time to mention the PRISM trial as the Miscarriage Association reports that 45 hospitals are now taking part. The trial looks at the effectiveness of progesterone in preventing miscarriage when early bleeding in pregnancy occurs – hugely important research. Here’s hoping some really conclusive evidence results. You can read more about the… Continue reading The PRISM trial

Fertility · Health · Miscarriage

Decisions decisions

We had our next appointment at the fertility clinic this week to talk about my low AMH results. The result was that there is not a lot that can be done. We had thought Clomid might be suggested but the opinion was that as everything else is ‘normal’ – i.e my periods are regular and all… Continue reading Decisions decisions

Health · Miscarriage

Fuelling anxiety

As I’ve mentioned before, I found one of the difficulties with pregnancy after loss was dealing with the heightened state of anxiety that it brings. After two miscarriages, I found it very hard to imagine a positive outcome for my third pregnancy. It was almost as if thinking that things were OK would mean that… Continue reading Fuelling anxiety

Parenting · Travel

Walking and wildlife in wet but warmish Wales

Bad alliteration alert, sorry, but in other news we had a lovely time in  Mid Wales recently. We hired a cottage with Sykes Cottages off the beaten track in a village called Abbey-Cwm-Hir, away from all the distractions of modern life and got back to nature. The winding roads led to my favourite husband quote… Continue reading Walking and wildlife in wet but warmish Wales

Health · Miscarriage

Take this survey if you can

A short post today but making sure I get it out there before I forget. The Miscarriage Association, who are doing a great job supporting people and pushing for more answers, have recently highlighted a national survey to help inform research into miscarriage. Anyone who has been affected, including wider family, friends and colleagues, can… Continue reading Take this survey if you can