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Sharing our story with Red Magazine

Just before our series started on BBC’s Radio 4, I met with Natasha Lunn – the wonderful features editor at Red Magazine.

What was supposed to be a quick chat turned into a two hour breakfast meeting as we both opened our hearts and talked about fertility.  A woman’s inherent desire to have a child verses the obstacles.  Meeting someone you want to have a child with.  Career.  Age.  Biological clocks.  Bad damn luck.

That day I agreed to write an article for the February 2018 edition of Red Magazine.  It took a lot to do it, but as I say in the article, “when you feel like you can’t go on, somehow you do.”

Fertility Press

Our IVF struggle: Where it all began…

Every year around 50,000 people turn to IVF clinics across the UK, hoping to achieve their dream of parenthood.  But despite almost 40 years of research, the treatment fails 70% of the time.

Then what do you do?

On the 23rd October my husband Jonny and I decided open up about our own personal problems we’d faced while trying to have a baby.  After six failed rounds of IVF, my low ovarian reserve and severe endometriosis was proving difficult to beat.

It would seem our hope of having a baby was disappearing fast.

Read our story here