Unexplained Recurrent Miscarriage: The Acceptance of Being Helpless

My blog has definitely touched on this subject before, but in recent weeks I have been reflecting on what I have learnt over the last few years and acceptance was one thing which was a constant battle.  I never really accepted that we were infertile.  No, I tell a lie there, I had accepted that.  What I hadn't accepted was that there was nothing that we or anyone else could do about … More]

Miscarriage Secrets

After Emily Bingham's recent Facebook "rant" I was surprised only days later to come across this post about miscarriage: My Experience with the Voldemort of Women's Health Issues by Laura Benanti The day I found out I was pregnant was the happiest day of my life. I had wanted to be a mom for a long time, and at 36 it was finally happening. When my fiancé, Patrick, and I first … More]

“How’s Your Wife?” by Matt Burton

I would like to thank Matt Burton, for this guest post.  Matt is the author of the blog "Chasing Our Happily Ever After" which is all about the struggle he and his wife had to become parents.  Matt's blog tugged at my heartstrings, because after five miscarriages, his story is very close to my own. “How’s your wife?” “How’s Kayleigh coping?” This is the question that I was … More]

Respect to Emily Bingham’s Fertility Rant

I just had to post a quickie about Emily Bingham's recent Facebook "rant" (or so it's being called in the press).  I'm pretty certain you have come across it somewhere in the news over the last few days. Using an ultrasound image she grabbed Facebook users attention and wrote an amazing "rant" about how sensitive a subject fertility is.  (Personally, I wouldn't describe it as a … More]

Coming Out of the Trenches by Jen Noonan

I would like to thank Jen Noonan, author of In Due Time: A Journey Through Infertility, Loss, and Embracing the Unknown for this guest post. As I was preparing to write this post, my mind went blank. I couldn’t think of anything to write.  And that nagging question “What will people think?” kept popping into my head, but I wasn’t sure why. I was about to bow out, go back to Baby … More]

Never Forgotten!

This month our first baby would have been three years old had we not miscarried.  Now that we have our little miracle, I almost thought that the past would be in the past - that we could (and would) move on.  But I now know for sure that whilst, yes, the past is in the past (and we definitely look towards a different positive future now), the angel babies we lost will never be … More]

In Due Time by Jen Noonan

"In Due Time" is a brand new book by Jen Noonan.  It's so new in fact, that it hasn't even been released yet, and is due to be released in September 2015. Baby Hopeful has been lucky enough to have a sneak preview. “I felt like a failure, both to myself and to my husband… distraught that when I wanted my body to do what so many women could do naturally, even by accident, I was … More]

What’s next for Baby Hopeful?

I've been writing this blog for almost two and a half years!  Wow!  Who'd have thought it?  I started it as a means to vent some of my emotions whilst dealing with infertility, yet, who'd have thought that last month I peaked at 15000 hits on my site!  Not bad for non-writer, writing a personal blog I reckon! What's next? But now what? I enjoy blogging and have said all along … More]

Learn to let go

I would like to thank an anonymous writer for this guest post.   Learn to let go How many times have you heard that you should "learn to let go"?  Too many in fact.  You get angry and think – I don't want to give up my dreams of holding my baby! How can that possibly be good for me!?  Other times you might have been exhausted by fighting what is, and think that maybe it would … More]

Our Miracle Has Arrived

Apologies for not writing any posts for a while.  Although, why I'm apologising I don't know...  I have some very good excuses I think! Final weeks of pregnancy My first excuse is that the last few weeks in my pregnancy were solely focused on dragging my hugely pregnant body around (and loving every minute, may I add).  Also, I was concentrating on hypno-birthing in an attempt … More]

Breathing Faith: A Journey through Infertility and a High-Risk Pregnancy by Lori Stott

I was recently contacted by Lori Stott, author of Breathing Faith: A Journey through Infertility and a High-Risk Pregnancy about her book, which was published on Kindle in June 2014.  I admit I have not read it yet, but with 5 star reviews on Amazon, it will be definitely one I will check out very soon. Who is Lori Stott? Originally from the Bronx, Lori Stott has lived in the … More]

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]

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