Health · infertility · Miscarriage · Research

Saying the right thing

Breaking the silence around miscarriage is a tough thing to do, and one of the problems is that many people feel awkward talking about the subject of loss with those that have experienced it, or are going through it, for fear of saying the wrong thing and feeling uncomfortable. It can also be hard for… Continue reading Saying the right thing

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Health · Miscarriage

It starts with a scratch

Progress has begun for me on the recurrent miscarriage trials. I had a call a couple of weeks ago to say that my blood test results were back from the University Hospital in Coventry. They had all come back ok except for the TSH test that measures thyroid function. Normal function is seen in the… Continue reading It starts with a scratch

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

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Ignorance is not bliss

Since I started learning about my cycles, I’ve often asked myself why I’ve essentially been a massive ignoramus for most of my life when it comes to understanding how my own body works. To be fair, girls and women are kind of let down in that department. If you can believe that Judy Blume’s 1970… Continue reading Ignorance is not bliss