Hello, I’m a 40 something, pregnant for the first time, IVFer. This is my journey through the ups and downs of getting and staying pregnant.

I’m trying to be real, I’m trying to be honest, and I’m trying to inject some humour into my situation.

My partner gets some stick, I do love him, but his actions certainly don’t help at times. Friends and family are well meaning, but can really piss me off. I think super sweet and saccharine people need to take a long walk off a tall cliff. Work is not enjoyable and I need to relax more.

I’m saying it like it is at the moment, because this is the only way I can cope. If you find yourself reading this, maybe you can relate -if you can I hope it helps.

Much love, one in shock mother-to-be x