How does an embryo form and implant and is it different if you get pregnant naturally versa via IVF? If you are getting pregnant through IVF or are getting pregnant naturally the egg goes through the same journey. The only difference between the two is that in a natural pregnancy it happens inside your body …

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Should I tell my Mum I'm trying

You and your partner, or just you have decided you want a baby, but should you tell your Mum that you are trying? Trying to get pregnant can be a long hard road, so you might want the extra support, help, and love from someone who has known you all your life, but on the …

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IVF Abbreviations and Acronyms

If you are going through IVF, about to start, or thinking about it, as you read the information online or in forums like Facebook Groups you will find that there is a whole other language being spoken! The number of IVF abbreviations and acronyms seems to be endless and when I first started I had …

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HCG

If you haven’t been pregnant or tried to get pregnant or were pregnant in the “good old days” then you probably haven’t heard of HCG.  HCG is human chorionic gonadotrophin it starts being produced by the placenta after the fertilised egg implants in the womb.  (source https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/hcg-test) Hence why in pregnancy it is what doctors …

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