Entries by Nele

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 postsFET treatment consultationThe great sperm […]

Can’t believe it’s not… Toxoplasmosis

  We had a cat when I was born, a fluffy Persian that I can’t remember but my mother says I absolutely loved. He was the first of a long line – I have adored cats for as long as I have been alive. Next was a black street cat, a hunter who brought 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, […]

Shiny DNA news

  We have filled out a lengthy questionnaire, sat through forced counselling, had multiple vials of my blood taken for a full HFEA approved chromosome screening, and then waited for a few long weeks. But now we know that…. Related postsThe egg collectionEasy as ABCFET treatment consultationThe medication smuggle