Someone I love, who should know a whole lot better, said one of those things recently you don't say to a woman trying for a baby with medical…
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I love a holiday game. Give me a deck of cards and I’m on the rummy every night - assiduously keeping my winning tally. Usually against my husband…
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Six hours before this photo was taken, I was sedated while having my eggs retrieved. As I settle into my rather undesirable status of an IVF veteran …
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The first night of my very first injection of my very first round of IVF, I was hosting an awards ceremony. The last thing I felt like doing was going…
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In our society we revere the win. Not the trying. We only respect “the journey” of an athlete once they have become champions. Or the singer wins the…
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I now have a difficult relationship with hope. It was not something I had thought about prior to a life of trying and failing to have babies. Even prior…
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Trying with Emma Barnett is a reader-supported publication. To support my work you can become a paid subscriber for £6 a month. I love music. It is my…
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At work I live for information. Who, what, when, where and why are the key questions in journalism. They rarely let you down. (In life too). I almost…
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When I was 14 the doctors put me on the pill. My period pain was so horrendous – that was presumed to be the balm. It was not. Because what followed was…
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Trying... to pauseListen now (1 min) | A little pause…. for thought, rest and more tea. Obviously. (I genuinely nearly forgot to pack my own again).
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This week marks two months since I began this newsletter. Happy birthday to us, our Trying community. Whatever drew you here - an interest in trying in…
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Wow. It turns out writing about something when it’s going wrong resonates. I went back and forth over whether to publish the article in the Saturday…
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