Dealing with periods: A game changer

So since my self imposed Facebook ban earlier in the year, I ended up spending far more time than I did previously on Instagram. Arguably I just replaced one social media addiction with another, but really the way I use insta is far less engaged and way more casual – to look at cakes and…

PSA for heavy periods

Monday morning TMI post (periods): I know there are some of you who suffer from really heavy periods. I have a history of endo and fibroids and I usually have horrendous periods, like the type that a super plus tampon plus night time pad won’t work for longer than an hour. Plus debilitating cramps. Some…

Having a “green” period

Content warning: If you aren’t interested in periods and/or are squeamish about descriptions of periods, then this probably isn’t the post for you! Going green is a slow process but seems to be inextricably linked to motherhood. Maybe before as a childless person I was more carefree with the idea of disposing of my daily…

Feeling strangely emotional

I think I’ve just started my period. It’ll be the first one since we started IVF cycle 2 – the one that resulted in baby B. I think we started in April 2016! Strange to think I haven’t had one since then! I was sort of hoping I could hold off the periods indefinitely as…

IVF 2, WTF?!

(Warning: Typical IVF related TMI.) So I’m on day 20 or something of my cycle, and yesterday I got what is pretty sure is my period. My period isn’t due for 2 weeks, so in effect I’ve had a two week cycle?! (I know people get breakthrough bleeding and stuff but this was fresh red…

A period, rather than a semi-colon

(Or: Going with the Flo) And here it is. I don’t know how I thought I would feel when I got my period – the first period after my very first pregnancy and my very first miscarriage. (I refuse even after all this time to call it “Aunt Flo(w)” as I don’t believe in calling…

Day 11: The carnage!

  “Red. I might have known it would be red.” Well it’s day 11 by my (fairly rudimentary) calculations and I thought I’d give a quick update on my IVF journey. I would have done this over the weekend but I’ve been in a mad cycle (so to speak) of working for about a million…