Being with Sadness

Recurrent Miscarriage & Being With Sadness by Sheila Bayliss

Being With Sadness Sadness is as much a part of life as happiness.  We may wish that wasn’t true, and it can be easy to believe that loss is what happens to other people. Until it happens to you. And then you're flung into a new world that you have no training for, feeling totally lost and without a roadmap.  Having suffered multiple pregnancy losses, I spent about 7 years … More]

Blog Sharing is Caring

Blog Sharing Is Caring: Bubbles and Bumps

This Blog Sharing is Caring post features a fairly new blog, which started in August 2014. Bubbles and Bumps is an LA lifestyle blog with a focus on fertility & pregnancy, written by Camella and Simone; two friends going through IVF at the same time.  It aims to inform, entertain and offer support through their own experiences and in turn help the millions of other couples … More]

Update: Third Trimester

Update: Third Trimester!!

It's been a long time since I have written about me.  Why?  Well, several reasons really. It's all about me Firstly, a lot of my thoughts are taken up with: Disbelief that I am actually pregnant - Yes, it still feels that way, despite my growing bump. Excitement and joy that our miracle baby is a matter of weeks away. Fear that it will still all be taken away at any … More]

Telling the truth or saving face

Telling the Truth or Saving Face

I have written a post similar to this before, but this subject is still something that still baffles and confuses me regularly.  If you are wondering what I'm going on about, then I will explain.  Infertility and fertility is a very taboo subject, and from what I can gather, always has been. But something you can never be sure of is how truthful people are actually being about their … More]

Just Running Late

Just Running Late by Michael Taylorson

I stumbled across this and had to share it immediately!  It is a charity single for the UK Infertility Network and what a great idea it is too to make a song to raise money.  Be prepared to get your tissues out though as it really tugs at the heart-strings for us infertiles.  It made me cry anyway, as I could totally relate to the couple in the song.  It made me really think about … More]

Where have all the storks gone?

Where Have All the Storks Gone? A His and Hers Guide to Infertility by Chris and Michelle Miller

  Where Have All the Storks Gone? A His and Hers Guide to Infertility by Chris and Michelle Miller was published in September 2014, so it's hot off the press (almost). So what’s the book about?  Let’s check out the blurb… Where Have All the Storks Gone? offers a funny, yet touching view of infertility through the voice of a couple who has gone through it all. Moments of … More]

Will the scars fade?

Recurrent Miscarriage: Will the Scars Fade?

If you've been following my blog, you'll know that I have been floored more than once by surprise pregnancy announcements (okay, floored is an understatement, it was more like being floored and repeatedly punched in the heart for a series of days and nights after being given the news).  But next time someone made an announcement it would be different, because I was pregnant too (I … More]

Expect a Miracle

Pregnant (again)! Fifth Time Lucky?

So, it's been a while since I have written about me on my blog, but I have a good reason - I am pregnant again.  Let me fill you in on what's been happening... A sign and a positive test  Two days before we did a pregnancy test we were out for a day trip and visited a little garden cafe.  It's not somewhere we have ever been before, and it's not somewhere we may ever visit … More]

Barren Among the Fruitful

Barren Among the Fruitful by Amanda Hope Haley

I would like to thank Amanda Hope Haley, author of Barren Among the Fruitful for this post about herself and her latest book.  Amanda has even been kind enough to share part of the first chapter with Baby Hopeful readers. If I only had one word to describe myself, it would be hope. The Holy Spirit must have whispered that to my parents before I was born, because that’s what … More]

Babies, Birth and Prime Time Television

Babies, Birth and Prime Time Television

It amazes me at the moment how much of prime time television is filled with programs about birth and babies.  It's almost guaranteed that you could watch something about pregnant women and/or giving birth every night of the week: "One Born Every Minute", "In the Club", "Pregnant at 16", "She's going to have a Baby"...  Need I go on? And I'm pretty sure the other day I saw two in a … More]

May we all be happy

How Mindfulness Soothes ‘Red Alert’ by Sheila Bayliss

When I first learned about the 3 emotion systems, I wished I’d know about it earlier.   Having experienced several years of high stress and anxiety, I could see how this knowledge might have helped me navigate such a difficult period. Here’s a brief introduction to what these systems are, and why they are key to balancing stress. In his book The Compassionate Mind, psychologist … More]

Blog Sharing is Caring

Blog Caring is Sharing: The Make Me Mommy Quest

I haven't done a "Blog Sharing is Caring" post for a long time.  There have been so many great new blogs started recently, that I thought it was about time I started sharing the love again. So , this post features a brand new blog, started in August 2014.  I definitely recommend you check them out: The "Make Me Mommy" Quest - TTC Number 1 I'm a 31-year-old happy wife to an … More]

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