Entries by Nele

Easy as ABC

  We struggled with Bourn Hall fertility clinic the first time we went there, and we continued to struggle with them for months after. They sent us the wrong bills. They refused to quote us a total cost for the treatment there. They didn’t respond to emails. They seemed scattered, uninformative, uninterested, and 100% out […]

The great sperm donor choosing – round 1

  We’re in Barcelona. We have always loved this city, so it seems only logical that it would be here, on our same turquoise sofa where we first said that we loved each other… that we are sitting now, selecting sperm donors. Oh, what changes in a few years! Related postsThe pregnant-in-public rantMidwives and home […]

Acupuncture – my disappointing pincushion experience

As soon as I walk into the acupuncturist office, the whole vibe is different from what I had expected it to be. Somehow I had imagined a nice curl of incense, an ohmmm-track playing in the background, decorative pillows on the ground, and a Buddha or two. I mean, this is an alternative treatment, right? […]