Infertility

One is not enough…

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway Have you ever just needed to hear good news, but the good news never comes? Well, that is how I feel. Earlier this month we flew the surrogate in and had one embryo implanted. I didn’t sleep for days before… Read More One is not enough…

Infertility

…and then we wait

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

Infertility, Parenthood

Becoming a parent through surrogacy? Here is what you need to know about maternity leave and UIF

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