IVF Support Blog

TAKING CONTROL SERIES - Interview with Becky Kearns on Donor Conception

October 05, 2021 1 min read

As part of my Taking Control series I have interviewed the very lovely Becky Kearns, AKA Defining Mum, about her personal journey to becoming a mum through donor conception.
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Taking Control Series - Interview with Jade Quirke, Solicitor specialising in Fertility Law

October 05, 2021 1 min read

This episode features the lovely Jade Quirke, an Associate Solicitor specialising in Family, Fertility and Surrogacy Law She talks through some of the important things to consider when looking at alternative ways to start your family.
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It's ok to grieve after a failed cycle

October 01, 2021 2 min read

It's perfectly normal to grieve after a failed IVF cycle, that embryo represented a baby to you and your grief is completely valid. 

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Staff Wellbeing is Patient Wellbeing

September 14, 2021 3 min read

Staff support, training (CPD) and provision of resources is important to prevent potential burnout of staff, poor job satisfaction and high staff turnover, which in turn compromises patient care and pregnancy rates.
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Coping With Pregnancy Announcements

August 18, 2021 6 min read

Those of us that are/have struggled to conceive will know that one of the hardest things to cope with when trying to conceive is other people sharing their happy news that they are expecting

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Things we want to tell our Fertility Doctor (but daren’t in case they won’t treat us!)

July 09, 2021 5 min read

This article covers lots of feedback I have heard from patients, in the hope that it will help doctors and nurses understand how patients really feel, and also help everyone that is going through IVF know they are not alone.

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FertiAlly

June 25, 2021 4 min read

A new online platform called FertiAlly has been created by a team of professionals with extensive experience of working with the fertility community worldwide to offer support and answers to some commonly asked questions.
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Supporting your friend who is going through IVF

June 18, 2021 6 min read

If a friend/family member confides in you that she is struggling to conceive and undergoing fertility treatment, here are some ideas on how you can support her through it .
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Coping When Everyone Around You Is Pregnant

May 26, 2021 4 min read

It can be hard when everyone around you is pregnant or has children, you want to distance yourself, but you don't want to be alone. This blog shares a few things that will help you keep your friendships, protect your emotions and give you the support you need.
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The secret heartache of Mother’s Day when you are struggling to conceive

March 08, 2021 7 min read

If a friend/family member confides in you that she is struggling to conceive and undergoing fertility treatment, the most important thing you can do for her is to be there for her, allow her to talk when she wants to and be sensitive to how she is feeling. 

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Coping Through The Ongoing Covid Uncertainty

March 08, 2021 5 min read

I know that there is a lot of uncertainty at the minute, and that it’s worrying not knowing if your treatment may be impacted and coping with restrictions on what you can do in terms of support and distractions.

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How To Get Through Infertility With Your Sanity In Tact

November 03, 2020 5 min read

When you are struggling with Infertility and feel like it is affecting your mental health, it can be difficult to work out how you can make changes. I would recommend taking small steps that you are comfortable with, don’t push yourself too far to start with. My blog gives you some ideas to help you cope.

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