Entries by Nele

Lister London rain

  It’s raining. The west London pavement is strewn with dirty leaves, and Jo and I huddle under our hastily bought umbrella and hop-skip our way over flooded gutters and large puddles. By the time we make it to the Lister clinic it’s with sodden shoes. It isn’t exactly the most graceful way to arrive […]

Skype therapy – the return of the ‘male influence’ question

  Jo and I sit side by side on a small twin bed in a London university dorm and listen to the familiar Skype tune starting up. We’re in uni halls because they’re cheap accommodation in London in summer, and considering our Bourn Hall clinic visit has already cost us so much, we’re travelling low-budget […]

The Bourn Hall dilemma

  We’re on the train, slowly moving out of London. The more green I see speeding past the train window, the more nervous I get. Historically I do not do well with hospitals. Or with small towns. Or with quaint little railway stations like this one. All of this is pushing a multitude of buttons […]

Egg sharing is…

  In my research of London clinics and their treatments, I run into ‘egg sharing IVF’. It’s a lot cheaper than the regular kind of IVF, which is what catches my eye at first. But then when I read more… well, it sounds intriguing. How it works is that in return for a discount, you […]

Reusable menstrual pads – newbie vs enthusiast

  Even though it’s been twenty years by now, I can still distinctly remember my very first period. I HATED the feeling of those plasticy, sweaty pads stuck to my underwear. I was desperate to try something else even then. My mother tried to scare me with stories of TSS and irremovable tampons, but I […]