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.
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.
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.
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.
This episode features the lovely Nicola Salmon, a ‘fat-positive’ and feminist fertility coach. She advocates for change in how women in bigger bodies are treated on their fertility journey. In this interview Nicola talks about how to advocate for yourself with fertility professionals and how you can develop a better relationship with your body.
This episode features the lovely Angela Heap, a Fertility Nutritionist. She is passionate about helping you to develop a deeper understanding about your relationship with food, and in this interview she talks about the impact of a hormonal imbalance, eating for your body and tips on how you can take control of your fertility experience through what you eat and drink.
This episode features the lovely James Kemsley, a Fertility Coach ‘supporting men through life’. He is supporting men through infertility, IVF, and baby loss, and has a great ‘mates at the pub’ approach to talking to people, so they feel at ease to open up. We also talk about how clinics and professionals need to understand and consider the male partner more in treatment, and how men can cope through the process of IVF.
This episode features the lovely Mel Johnson, the UK’s first and only Social Infertility Coach and founder of The Stork and I. She supports women from around the world who want to have a baby but are not in a relationship.
As part of my Taking Control series, I interviewed the amazing Mike Johnson-Ellis, co-founder of Twodads.u.k, and Daddy to two gorgeous children through surrogacy, with his husband Wes. We talk about their journey to become parents and the process they went through with surrogacy.
As part of my Taking Control series I have interviewed the lovely Angela Pericleous-Smith, a fertility counsellor and chair of BICA. We talk about the importance of support whilst TTC and going through IVF, and the benefits of speaking to a fertility counsellor.