Going into IVF, I was gratefully rammed with information left, right and centre. My clinic talked through the procedure in detail, gave me stacks of leaflets to read through, offered IVF evenings with other couples, and provided plenty of statistics to tuck into. And of course, I turned to books & websites to further pad out my…… Continue reading A calculated hope
So, you’re wondering what happens and when after you’ve had an embryo transfer. It’s a weird feeling to have – you’ve left the hospital and know there’s an embryo inside you. Will it hatch, will it implant, will it become the precious little miracle you hope for? Only time will tell of course, and the next 11-14…… Continue reading Embryo Transfer Timeline
Every single time I’ve had an embryo transfer, it’s been a cruel double-edged sword for me. I’ve always implanted, which is great news. And then I’ve miscarried within the 1st trimester, which is soul-destroying. Implantation is no small thing, and I don’t take it for granted. There are many women who never experience implantation, as their wombs…… Continue reading The Five Week Wait
It was only 6 months ago that we made the decision to share our journey with 2 of our closest friends, a couple who, as it turns out, had been going through a journey very similar to us. After years of keeping it private with just my husband, it was such a relief to finally share…… Continue reading Between Friends
‘The Bumble’ seemed the perfect name to me, for so many reasons. Firstly, ‘bumble’ seems a pretty pleasant and ‘polite’ way to describe the journey I’ve been on as a woman who can’t have children easily – trust me, I could think of many others words! It’s a wobble, a lumber, a flounder, a shamble,…… Continue reading Why ‘The Bumble’?
Hello, and welcome to The Bumble. It’s been a long, hard, painful journey over the past few years, and it’s taken me a while to come to terms with the reality of it all. My husband and I have been trying for a baby for a few years now, and heartbreakingly, it’s still a difficult…… Continue reading Welcome to The Bumble