This is the second interview of my Taking Control Series which has been developed to give you lots of ways you can start to feel more in control, whatever your journey looks like.
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. We also talk about the myths regarding things going wrong and perceived legal complications.
If you are looking in to surrogacy as a route to parenthood, or are considering starting a family in a same-sex relationship, Mike gives lots of great advice on how to start the process.
The surrogacy journey can seem very overwhelming, particularly at the start when there is so much information to take in and decisions to be made. If you don't know anyone that has experience of surrogacy to help you, then it can be ahrd to make some of these decisions.
There is more information and support now than ever before, and Two Dads are doing great work to increase it further. There are also counsellors working with Fertility Clinics that can support you through this experience.
I've been recording interviews with some amazing people working in the Fertility industry to get some insight and advice on how you can take back control of your Fertility journey and your life, whatever your situation, and I will be continuing to share them over the next few weeks.
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.