Health · Miscarriage · Research

Diabetes drug could be key to helping recurrent miscarriage

Breaking news from Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research at the University of Warwick is that a drug designed to tackle diabetes could also be re-purposed as the first treatment to prevent miscarriage by targeting the lining of the womb. Previous research found that women who experience recurrent miscarriages do not have enough stem cells… Continue reading Diabetes drug could be key to helping recurrent miscarriage

family · Kids · Parenting

Rebels with a cause

Herbie and I visited London just before Christmas to see the Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature’s Young Rebels exhibition at the British Library with my brother and his husband. It made me ponder just how tricky it is to teach our children to be rebellious yet respectful, to challenge authority yet understand boundaries and to stand… Continue reading Rebels with a cause

family · Kids · Learning · museums

Let’s take over the museum!

Did you know it’s Takeover Day at museums across the country today? No, neither did I until I stumbled across it a few weeks ago. It began in 2010 and since then 35,000 children and young people have taken part. It was established by Kids in Museums to get children more involved with heritage and… Continue reading Let’s take over the museum!

family · Kids · Parenting

Getting out of the house

Why? Why is this such a fucking nightmare? Where does the inability to put your own pants on properly but happily wear them as a hat come from? Why has the skill of putting socks and shoes on suddenly vanished? And brushing hair? I currently have to do this as Herbie twiddles around the kitchen… Continue reading Getting out of the house

Fertility · Mental Health · Miscarriage · Pregnancy Loss

Scratching the surface

It’s the start of Baby Loss Awareness Week today and also a couple of weeks since I found out that I was in the group that received the endometrial scratch as part of the SiM trial I took part in in mid-2016. This means that the procedure could have helped sustain my pregnancy with Gus,… Continue reading Scratching the surface

Fertility · Miscarriage · Research

PRISM trial proves progesterone does work

I took progesterone during and in preparation for both my successful pregnancies. It was hard to get prescribed, and often dismissed by doctors as ineffective. So I was really pleased to see that the PRISM research trial in partnership with Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research has finally provided clear evidence as to the benefits… Continue reading PRISM trial proves progesterone does work