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Manchester Fertility Clinic

Yesterday, I saw a really interesting story on Sky News. Did you?

Debbie Falconer from Manchester Fertility talked about the new multi-cycle offering on Sky News.

Manchester Fertility Clinic is offering refunds for unsuccessful cycles for women under the age of 37, and for women over the age of 37, they are offering a multi-cycle option, thats IVF at a significantly cost.

Manchester Fertility clinic has teamed up with Access Fertility in order to facilitate this.

More info about Access Fertility here: www.accessfertility.co.uk

Here is the Manchester Fertility Story on their website http://www.manchesterfertility.com/ivf-refund–pre-pay-plans/

So how do I feel about this? I think its a pretty blooming good idea! Infertility is massively draining, both emotionally and financially, a scheme like this one has the potential to really ease the pressure on those having to go through IVF. 

I do hope that more of the UK IVF clinics take up this type of scheme. If I had unlimited money, I’d keep having IVF over and over again.

So far I have spent near to £85K on fertility treatment and would love to keep going, sadly I dont have this sort of money to spare again and I’m still paying this off.

Anyone currently cycling with Manchester Fertility? Get in touch! I’d love to hear what you think.

Debbie Falconer talked about this on Sky News

Debbie Falconer talked about this on Sky News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yoga Festival Brighton

I am going to the Brighton Yoga Festival being held at St George’s Church in Kemp Town.

Really think this is an amazing idea and the fact that it’s free is even better!

I’ve booked myself onto two classes and I am seriously excited to be going!

I am once again giving Yoga a go! As you will know, I really do struggle with it and I hope that by going to a class held by a “proper professional” i.e. not someone in my gym who teaches multiple classes, that I will “get it” and fall in love.

And obviously I hope it goes some way to fixing my broken baby maker!

http://www.brightonyogafestival.org/

7 days of mindfulness

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I have completed 7 days of mindfulness practice according to my Daily Mindfulness app.

Does anyone else practice mindfulness? What is your experience of it? What are the best bits?

Daily Mindfulness

So here I am on a holiday I am not particularly enjoying, but that has given me a tonne of extra time to spend on various things, one of them is a daily mindfulness practice.

I’ve downloaded an app called “Mindfulness Daily”. Great app, sets reminders to practice through the day and also talks you through different practices e.g. Focusing on breath or an object.

I originally wanted to try out mindfulness as a way of coping with stress and slowing down, as my life is so incredibly hectic and I have a constant “babble” in my head.

I’ve been doing the mindfulness app 3 times a day as prompted. I really like the way it gets you to pause and does go quite some way to quieting a busy mind.

But I don’t feel it’s made any effect on my stress levels. The more I do the app the more I wonder to myself, am I missing the point?!

Mindfulness and meditation – I wish I “got” it but I do struggle to see the point, although I try really, really hard!

I will persevere. I’m hoping it will suddenly “click”. I need more stress busting tips! How do other people deal with stress?

BFN ritual

This is so well written and so insightful. The desperate pain is awful

NewtoIVF

I wake up at about 5am with an awful sicky knot in the pit of my stomach. I try to keep calm, do some deep breathing and let DH sleep as long as possible – I know it’s going to be a long day and want him to be in oblivion for as long as possible. By about 6am I can’t wait anymore and wake him up and then we cling to each other for a while and tell each other we’re scared – he tells me he’ll always love me no matter what. By about 6.30am I work up the courage to pee into my specially appointed test day plastic cup, which was all washed out and left to dry the night before.

I dip two different brands of pregnancy test into the pot – making sure I face them away from me having learnt after test day number…

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Caffeine Withdrawal Symptoms

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This is great! Really interesting x