If someone you know and love is struggling to get pregnant or is going through IVF, there are lots of little ways you can help them this Christmas that will make a big difference to how they feel this Christmas time. They will really appreciate the fact you care and want to support them.
It is so important at this time of year to focus on self-care and the things you do have, rather than the things you don’t. It is easier to cope with things when you are feeling stronger emotionally and taking care of yourself.
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.
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. This blog gives some advice on coping with pregnancy announcements.