Content Warning: weight loss, diet, exercise, pregnancy. Those of you who follow me closely on insta or twitter will already know that I finally got a positive pregnancy test result back in May. It's been a long journey, almost two years of trying, but it finally happened. When I got that result I didn't really believe … Continue reading Trying to Conceive with PCOS Take 5: I’m finally pregnant!
I first wrote about trying to conceive with Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in Nov 2017. Back then I'd only been trying to get pregnant for three months or so, and due to a very long menstrual cycle and a new found hyper-sensitivity to my body, I'd convinced myself I was pregnant. Unfortunately, it wasn't that simple. … Continue reading Trying to Conceive with PCOS Take 4: Treading Water and Emotional Turmoil
I've got Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS, for some background see this post). I've only had an official diagnosis of PCOS for 4 months now. The symptoms have been around since I hit puberty; excessive body and facial hair, irregular and often absent periods, really high sex drive. That last one is important to me. My … Continue reading Trying to Conceive with PCOS Take 3: Oh Shit, where did my sex drive go?
This one is for the internet searchers who stumble upon my blog whilst searching for things like "love egg vibrator for anal". Yes, I see your search terms and I am worried about you. I know, there are so many fantastic looking sex toys out there, and you just want to put them all up … Continue reading 5 Sex Toys You Should Never Put up Your Butt
Many of my regular readers will already know that I've been trying to get pregnant since October 2017. It's only been about 3 and a half months, but I've already learnt a lot and found some better ways to cope with the process. If you want to know my thoughts on trying for a baby, … Continue reading Trying to Conceive with PCOS Take 2: Keeping Calm
I need to start this blog post with a huge word of caution: I am not a medical professional. I very strongly suggest you follow the advice of medical professionals. What I'm talking about in this blog post shouldn't be followed instead of following medical advice. If your gynecologist or doctor or nurse tells you I'm talking … Continue reading How Mushroom Pills fixed my HPV and Cervix Abnormalities
I have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In basic terms, this means my ovaries don't work properly and my hormones are out of whack. Every person with PCOS is different in their symptoms. Personally, I know that my ovaries are both enlarged and have about 15 small follicles (cyst like structures, which are actually not mature eggs) … Continue reading Trying to Conceive with PCOS
This post is going to be more personal than opinion. It's just something I'm working through right now. I don't often hear people's reasoning to have children. I hear the reasons someone would not like to have children, but choosing to have children often goes unquestioned. You are meant to want to have children, in society's … Continue reading My (complicated) baby fever
Smear tests, pap smears, pelvic exam, cervical screening. Whatever the term, if you have a cervix you'll have heard of them, and if you're over 24 you've hopefully been for one. In the UK, the NHS will invite you to start having cervical screening as soon as you turn 25, and if all is normal, … Continue reading Exactly What Happened at My First Cervical Screening
Thrush is one of those things most people with a vagina will get at some point in their lives. Some people are more prone to it than others, it just depends how sensitive your vag is. Thrush has a wide range of triggers, everything from antibiotics to pregnancy to just using too much soap. Despite … Continue reading Six ways to Prevent Thrush