The Lost Astronomer

If you’re a woman going through IVF, there’s tons of info. But if you’re a bloke? Not so much. Compared to IVF, the mysteries of the Universe can appear quite straightforward… Updates every Monday(ish)



Childlessness on Father’s Day

I'm really not a fan of Father's day. I never particularly have been in the first place, as it all seems a bit manufactured - the first recorded calls for a day recognising fathers are from 1908 (1), from a Grace... Continue Reading →

Silent Weight

It can take many forms. It can creep up on you when you least expect it. It’s insidious and quietly builds up when you don’t realise it. It’s stress. It’s the exasperated huff from a loved one when you haven’t washed the...

Waiting for the Mini-Menopause

My wife was supposed to be starting her first round of IFV hormone injections this week. For the uninitiated, these “turn off” her ovaries, so they stop releasing eggs and do some rather complex hormonal stuff which I wo...

Baby Paperwork, Baby!

Oh, the paperwork. I mean, I expected paperwork. You’re getting someone to produce a human being from your harvested genetic material, of course there’s going to be paperwork. (side note: as a sci-fi fan, you realise th...

Feeling in the dark

If you’re a woman going through IVF, there’s tons of info. But if you’re a bloke? Not so much.

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