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Carly Ellen Lee

Blogger about all things IVF, infertility and miscarriage

My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for over 8 years….EIGHT!! That’s longer than some people are employed by the one company, it’s longer than most of my friend’s relationships, it’s longer than anyone else I know has been struggling with infertility. Most of this journey has been pretty harrowing; heart wrenching and difficult and I think it’s fair to say that during that time I have made a few observations and experienced a lot!

Why are we sharing our story?

Not a lot of positives come from infertility, but I want to change that. I want our journey and heart ache to have amounted to something, other than debt. To begin with I started writing for myself, to help understand my thoughts and feelings and express myself. Now I feel this writing it’s something more, there has to be a reason we have been through this right? I really hope so! That something I feel is to help others. Whether it’s helping those going through infertility and IVF to realise that there are people out there who have experienced it, or helping someone to understand what’s involved in this difficult process and support a friend or loved one through their journey. Hopefully it helps someone.

'No Happy Ending' - The IVF Story That Doesn't Often Get Told

Perhaps we could share our news? Our third bloods a week after that were right on track, perfect. Then the pregnancy symptoms started to kick in. Do you know how good it feels to finally actually feel pregnant? The tiredness, sickness and constant peeing meant it felt real. It wasn't just a number on a scale.
13/07/2017 16:49 BST