Entries by Nele

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 […]

Eggs in my basket

  I am in the sickeningly green-and-white doctor’s office in Ghent, reading him a list of what I need to be tested for – various STD’s, Rubella, thyroid levels, hormone levels. As always with these types of appointments, I feel as if I need to be prepared for a fight. I remind myself that I […]