Molly Whale is a third year medical student who recently spent some time in a fertility clinic as part of a student selected component. Molly reflects on what she found.
Can I go to sleep until transfer day 😂🤪? 10 days post hysteroscopic surgery9 days into hormone treatment to help
At the start of our fertility journey I had the hysterosalpingogram (HSG) x-ray test.
My journey started in April 2021. That was our first appointment at the fertility clinic. But the truth is, this
Maria talks about the effect PCOS has had on her life, to the impact she now has through her business. Uncover more of Maria’s story, where she discusses her initial diagnoses, starting her family, and more.
I’m a queer, cisgender female, and my partner is a 31-year-old, queer, transgender man. We talked about wanting a baby early on in our relationship, but we knew there would be challenges.
I first decided to share the story of my fertility issues in a blog post on Mother’s Day 2019. Until that day, as a writer covering restaurant reviews and chef interviews, my site was mostly about the intracies of the latest pop-up's crab-stuffed doughnuts or the best places to eat in Brighton. But, unbeknownst to almost everyone, my husband and I had recently suffered a devastating miscarriage and two unsuccessful IVF cycles.
I had always known I had polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and had warned my husband to be that starting a family might be more complicated than we would like. Unfortunately, I was right.
I now remember that day… I was probably 16 and had irregular periods. My mum took me to see a gynaecologist and she said: “You have Polycystic ovaries and one day you will probably have troubles getting pregnant”.
I feel the grief every month but it’s almost like I can’t process that it’s our reality and I have to remind myself that this is our story and not just one I’m hearing about someone else.