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 here.
It’s early in the morning, and neither of us is particularly in the mood for this. But there’s not a lot of choice, if we want to use a sperm donor in a UK clinic, then we need therapy. Or well, an hour through Skype will do the trick apparently.
Jo clicks the little icon, we connect to the Skype chat, and there is the face of the therapist.
“Hi!” We both smile and pretend to be enthusiastic for yet another round of proving ourselves.