This is the fourth 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.
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.
In this interview James talks about how, as a barber, men often open up to him about how they feel, so he has gained an understanding about how to support them.
We also talk about how clinics and professionals need to understand and consider the male partner more in treatment, how men can cope through the process of IVF and his own personal infertility and baby loss experience with his lovely wife Emma.
There is still not enough support for men through the whole TTC and IVF experience, so it's great to see James flying the flag for the boys and working to increase awareness and support.
He is supporting men in a very down to earth and conversational way, so that men feel safe and comfortable opening up on how they feel.
The taking control series has been developed to give you lots of ways you can start to feel more in control, whatever your journey looks like.
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.