The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway My heart starts beating wildly when I’m taken to my bed in what has become an all too familiar room. Green curtains with flowery frills at the top that separate the white beds. The white hospital gown nicely folded, just… Read More …and then we wait
I should be used to it by now, but somehow a needle in my stomach that punctures a vein still makes me cry. I’m not scared of needles. I had blood tests done every 6 months for 10 years with my bilharzia. They filled a lot of tubes from my veins. This however has left… Read More Questions answered that you probably didn’t think to ask – infertility
I got my 4 months maternity leave as a normal birthing mother would from work. However…the Department of Labour has been a royal pain in my derriere since then. I went on maternity leave in October 2016 and nobody bothered to notify me (or answer phones at the UIF offices) that they don’t know what… Read More Becoming a parent through surrogacy? Here is what you need to know about maternity leave and UIF
Everybody has that one person in their life they dislike and for me that person is my left ovary. All pain starts in this underdeveloped pain in my side. It just sits there taking up space and makes me miserable. Sometimes my left ovary even invites over friends in the form of cysts. My right… Read More The cyst, my ovary and I
Here we go again, another high court application for a surrogacy. You think it would get easier but it is still invading my privacy, draining my bank account and angering me that I have to be analysed by a shrink to say I’m fit to be a parent. Really, if you want to know if… Read More Think its easy claiming UIF benefits while you are on maternity leave?