Your Fertility Journey: The 2019 Campaign

November 28th sees the launch of the Health Awareness; ‘Your Fertility Journey’ campaign. Looking into both sides of the story, the campaign aims to increase knowledge and raise understanding around infertility and the treatment options available. Working in association with organisations such as Fertility Network UK and The Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ‘Your Fertility Journey’ will look to support those experiencing infertility, offering expert advice on many areas, including the process of thinking about IVF and, if embarking upon that route, how to prepare for it and find a good clinic. A printed publication is today included within every copy of the Guardian newspaper and can also be found online. Here’s my article featured in the campaign. … More Your Fertility Journey: The 2019 Campaign

Fertility Awareness Week – Fertility in the workplace

Earlier this year, I joined forces with Fertility Network UK for their Fertility in the Workplace initiative; a campaign aiming to support both employees and employers, whilst individuals are working and undergoing fertility treatments. During Fertility Awareness Week, FNUK are once again highlighting the utter importance of creating fair and compassionate employment practices for anyone undergoing fertility treatments. Using my voice, alongside quotes from those currently juggling work and IVF, here’s why a fertility in the workplace policy is imperative. … More Fertility Awareness Week – Fertility in the workplace

Pineapl – The infertility peer matching & social media app

Kristen’s fertility journey began when she was just 19 years old. A decade later she is one half of a team pioneering the first social media platform dedicated solely to infertility: Pineapl, because everyone deserves the opportunity to build a safe, secure and private support community. … More Pineapl – The infertility peer matching & social media app

abc ivf and what to do if you think you might be infertile

We’ve probably all heard that age-old quip that “trying to get pregnant is the fun part”, but for anyone who thinks they might be infertile, that’s sadly not always the case. When it comes to suspected infertility it can, unfortunately, feel as though there is a distinct lack of guidance, so what options are available if you are struggling to conceive? … More abc ivf and what to do if you think you might be infertile

Cradle: Pain to purpose & comfort bags for early pregnancy lossless

Early pregnancy loss is shocking, confusing and devastating. Many women, who miscarry early into their pregnancy, will do so at home, alone, and often with limited medical guidance or follow up appointments, and counselling is rarely offered. Cradle is a charitable, non-profit, organisation, which provides support to parents during, and following, any early pregnancy loss, during their time of need. … More Cradle: Pain to purpose & comfort bags for early pregnancy lossless

Samantha’s story: Egg Donation IVF

There are many differing and miraculous ways children are conceived. Alongside the “straightforward” path of IVF there are additional routes which can be explored when creating a much-longed for family. Sperm donors and gestational carriers are just two of the wonderful alternatives we now have, thanks to advances in medical science. There is also the … More Samantha’s story: Egg Donation IVF

When The Bough Breaks: A book by Ali Sanders

“When the wind blows, of course the cradle is going to rock. The trick is to recognise it before the bough breaks completely.” – Ali Sanders. When The Bough Breaks follows the journey of Ali and Michael as they struggle to create their family. Ali, herself, courageously shares their true story of infertility, halted adoption, … More When The Bough Breaks: A book by Ali Sanders

“I love you and that’s the beginning and end of everything” F. Scott Fitzgerald

It’s our anniversary today. We’ve had 14 years together and eight of them as man and wife, becoming Mr & Mrs on June 4th 2011. Whenever I think of that most glorious and wondrous day my heart glows, my soul smiles and I remember its utter perfection. I beamed and he grinned and we were … More “I love you and that’s the beginning and end of everything” F. Scott Fitzgerald

When it keeps on happening to others

Article first published by HuffPost UK Presenting a baby to the world is a moment of pure, unadulterated joy. It’s a time of celebration, of pride, doting and wonder. Parents beam, despite the exhaustion, their worlds having changed after creating, and now cradling, new life. There’s unconditional love combined with sheer radiating happiness. Strangers smile … More When it keeps on happening to others