My latest post with ABC IVF is now live and is all about IVF and work. For the majority of people, work is a huge part of their lives and the commitment needed for the 8-10 weeks of an IVF cycle can often disrupt that work/life balance that many people strive to get right; not… Continue reading IVF & Work
My latest blog post with ABC IVF is now live on their website and this topic is one that I'm nervous about sharing. You might look at me and think I'm the type of person who doesn't hold anything back, and you would be right to a point. I know plenty of people who find… Continue reading My Journey with Infertility & Mental Health
Tomorrow marks the beginning of Fertility Week 2018; an extremely important week organised by Fertility Network UK to raise awareness of infertility, change people’s perceptions of the horrible disease and raising funds to ensure fantastic charities like Fertility Network can continue to offer crucial support to people throughout the UK. This year’s theme is #youarenotalone;… Continue reading Fertility Week 2018 – #YouAreNotAlone
When I was younger I used to collect friends. Everywhere I went, every job I had, every party I went to, I would come away with new friends; people to add on Facebook and get my friend count up. And the truth is I’ve never been short of friends however, the older I’ve gotten the… Continue reading Friendship
Thank you so much to everyone who congratulated me and sent good wishes on the publication of my guest blog post for ABC IVF fertility clinic. It really means a lot to me. Writing is something I hugely enjoy and feel I would like to continue in the future so to get a position where… Continue reading Miscarriage – 1 Year On
A couple of months ago I was lucky enough to be approached and asked to write some blog posts for a London-based fertility clinic, ABC IVF. After some initial communication, I began to realise the amazing work this clinic is doing. In their efforts to make IVF treatment more accessible to couples, they have become… Continue reading I’ve got a writing job!
There’s no doubt about it, infertility is hard. I always try my best to keep things in perspective by comparing myself with the millions of other people in life who are far worse off than us, who are dealing with unimaginable pain, loss and heartache. This usually results in me berating myself for moaning at… Continue reading It’s ok not to be ok
Sometimes I wonder if my infertility is trying to tell me something. I’m a big believer in the old adage that everything happens for a reason. You could be going through a very bad spell in life, or things have gone wrong and I always think that someway, somehow you will come out the other… Continue reading Am I meant to be a mother?
I recently watched a TV programme where a woman’s child had been murdered and she said the words “What is the point of me now?” Her meaning was clear – her role as a mother had come to an end, in the living world anyway, and she no longer felt she had any purpose in… Continue reading Unfulfilled?
Where does the phrase ‘third time lucky’ come from? Why do people always say this? Using the ever-trusty google I discovered it is associated with the ancient myth that 3 is a lucky number based on its association with the holy trinity of Christianity. Ok……….. Not quite sure that reason is a solid enough one… Continue reading Third Time Lucky?