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Member Advice on IVF - Invitrofertilization

(+) If it works you achieve your dreams. (-) It's very lucky if it works first time. Can be heartbreaking if none of your goes work. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2002)

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Living with Alcoholism

(+) N/A (-) Lack of support, ungrounded opposition to solutions (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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Member advice on Caring

(+) Caring, closeness, rewarding (-) Hugely frustrating, disappointing, shattering (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2002)

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Member Advice on Working Parents

(+) Overwhelming - allows me to be at home with my daughter (-) Practical complications, but all surmountable! (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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Should one parent stay at home full-time?

(+) see review (-) see review (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Cellulitis

(+) No matter how small if you have a proble - get it checked out! (-) .. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2005)

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Member Advice on Not Wanting Children

(+) See review (-) See review (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

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Member Advice on Separated Families

(+) Two lots of presents, happier parents (-) Tearful times (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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Member advice on choosing a residential care home

(+) There is always someone on hand for old folk who need it (-) They have very few 'rights' when they are in there (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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Coping With Not Being Able to Have Children

(+) no periods post hysterectomy... (-) longing, heartache when you see a baby, loss of self worth... (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2007)

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Member Advice on Maternity Wear

(+) A whole new wardrobe .... (-) Expensive and short lived! (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2005)

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Member Advice on Wedding Photographers

(+) Memories worth seeing over and over! (-) hearing "Just a few more please!" (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2006)

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Member Advice on Teen Suicide

(+) I can't think of any (-) Depression, ruins your life if you let it. (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2003)

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Parent Teacher Association

(+) Being involved with your childrens school (-) Being at school too much! (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2006)

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Starting Playgroup

(+) Your child gets to learn and play in a wonderful vibrant enviroment, get some time to yourself, watching your child grow. (-) You have to let go! (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2006)

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Member Advice on Sibling Rivalry

(+) Can make you a stronger person. (-) Can damage you for life. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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Member Advice on Womens Relationships

(+) Being with someone you love (-) Differences between men and women (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2006)

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Non-religious funerals

(+) "I came like the wind...." (-) "....like water I go." (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2009)

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Nuisance Telephone Calls

(+) No more junk calls! (-) Premium lines (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2007)

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Member Advice on Trying to Conceive

(+) *** (-) *** (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

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Member Advice on Positive Parenting

(+) You should end up with a well behaved child (-) You will have a headache. The exact technique may not work for every child (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2008)

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Member advice on Childbirth - The Father

(+) Incredible experience that you will never forget! (-) Pain caused to the ones you love! (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2004)

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Are you ready to move in with him?

(+) You get to be with the one you love (-) You could realise that you are not meant for each other (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2004)

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Member Advice on Baby Sleep

(+) Those sleepless nights will eventually fade into memory... (-) ....it might not happen until they leave home (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2010)

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Member Advice on Being a Good Dad

(+) Watching them grow and mature. (-) Watching as they get hurt. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2002)

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Member Advice on Open Relationships

(+) You may laugh (-) You may eat ice cream (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2003)

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Member Advice on Surviving an Accident

(+) You learn from your experiences and how to handle that should it ever happen again. (-) Damaged vehcile. Loss of no claims. Expense of excess. (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2003)

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Member Advice on Single Parents

(+) N/A (-) N/A (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Being a Step Parent

(+) Can Be Very Rewarding, You Can Get Lots More Love, You Can Help The Children Grow (-) Can Be Very Hard Work, The Children Can Be Resentful, Ex-Partners Can Make Life Difficult (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2000)

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Members advice on your drink being spiked

(+) you need to be warned (-) that you should have to be warned (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2005)

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Six weeks to possibly change your life.

Advantages: If it works you achieve your dreams.
Disadvantages: It's very lucky if it works first time. Can be heartbreaking if none of your goes work.

A while back I detailed all the forms and tests you have to put yourself and partner through before being accepted for IVF. It’s not so simple or quick as you may think, there are many tests and many forms and there are points you wonder when all the te ...

Amazingwoo 01.03.2013 · Read full review
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One Hurdle After Another.

Advantages: Enables infertile couples the chance to become parents.
Disadvantages: Long process that can fail at any point. Very expensive.

INTRODUCTION As many of you may know by now, me and my husband have been trying to conceive for the past seven / eight years and we have undergone many tests and procedures to get to this point. After several failed treatments on medications such as me ...

mythdata 21.06.2009 · Read full review
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My IVF experience

Advantages: You get the baby you long for
Disadvantages: Can be expensive, the upset it causes if it doesn't work for you

All the reviews I have read regarding IVF have highlighted the negative side rather than the positive side. Now I know that IVF fails for a lot of people but it also works for a lot of people as well. Here’s my IVF story. The History: I grew up ...

levenite 09.05.2007 · Read full review
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The ups and very many downs.

Advantages: your wish comes true
Disadvantages: expensive, heartbreaking

Ok please if you read this and are thinking of having this treatment do not be put off by my review. This is just my personal experience. MY SISTER THE REASONS ------------------------------------- My sister was always poorly if it wasn't one thing i ...

lisa8871 18.11.2006 · Read full review
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Mummy for 6 short weeks/My story

Advantages: You get a baby!
Disadvantages: You dont have gone through hell and back for nothing.

I was a professional and didnt have time for Children disrupting my career or even a husband. Then later on at the ripe old age of 29 I got married. All of a sudden I felt this strange urge to have children, I couldnt believe it. Dont get me wrong I lov ...

BUBBLES171 29.10.2003 · Read full review
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