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

Heartbreak, hope and hormones in the workplace

IVF is a full-time job. The appointments are endless and if it’s not the appointments, it’s the reams of paperwork. If it’s not the paperwork, it’s the procedures. Then there’s the medicating, the scans, the blood tests, the research, the injecting. And if it’s none of the above, it’s the emotional trauma, which is always … More Heartbreak, hope and hormones in the workplace