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

Redefining strength after infertility – An article for Fertility Smarts

Following on from proudly receiving the Blogger of the Month accolade, for Fertility Smarts, it was an honour to work with them and be featured on their inspirational and supportive website. For anyone living with infertility, or those supporting someone through this struggle, I’d highly recommend taking a look. Article first published by Fertility Smarts. … More Redefining strength after infertility – An article for Fertility Smarts

Let’s talk: The Reproductive & Gynaecological Health campaign 2019

In a world where a film about periods can simultaneously win an Oscar and be described as “icky”, it’s not surprising to find mixed attitudes towards talking about reproductive and gynaecological health. Yet these are real issues which need to be understood and more widely discussed. In the UK alone, one in seven couples are … More Let’s talk: The Reproductive & Gynaecological Health campaign 2019