Spring has Sprung

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Well, I thought it had this morning, the 1st of April, but it seems to be threatening rain at the moment now we’re mid-way through the day. I guess that’s Spring for you. Very unreliable. The clocks have gone forwards and everything feels wrong - hungry at the wrong time, sleepy at the wrong time and awake at the wrong time. Still, I’m sure we’ll adjust given a few days and will be on an even keel until we have to undo it all again in October.

Time does seem to be flying and, we know from experience, that for fertility patients, Time does play awful tricks. Goes too fast when you want it to be slow and too slow when you need it to speed up. So much patience is required. We admire everyone who is trying to conceive, which ever and how ever you’re doing it because, ultimately, it is a numbers game and, even though you can and should do everything within your means to increase your chances of success - nutrition, acupuncture, IVF, Chlomid,abdominal massage and everything else that is on offer - there is still an element of chance involved and that’s just Evolution’s fault.

Nature hasn’t been that kind to us from a fertility point of view. Unlike rabbits who, apparently, have something called reflex ovulation (which means a female rabbit ovulates in response to ‘externally derived stimulus, ie a male rabbit doing his thing), humans have to wait for the twelve times per year (on average) when this happens. But that still means twelve chances for things to go right and they can, they do and they will. This is Spring remember, a time of new beginnings and growth. So let’s remember that the rain is here to nourish the ground, the sun’s here to warm us all up (at last!) and the wind …. well, not quite sure about the wind but I’m sure it’s good for something! Enjoy.