This week saw the release of our podcast, The Long Road to Baby.
For background, my husband Jonny and I started IVF treatment 5 years ago (2013) after being told it would be hard for us to conceive naturally due to my endometriosis and low ovarian reserve. Six failed rounds and forty thousand pounds later, we came to realise we’d need to explore alternative ways to become a family.
The 10 part podcast follows Jonny and I as we meet people who have found alternative ways to have a family, and explore our emotions and feelings along the way. We have documented every step in the hope it will help others in a similar position to us.
Christmas can be a hideous time for people who can’t have children.
In December 2017, I was approached by Tasha Jennings, a Naturopath and Nutritionist from Australia whose personal struggle with fertility prompted her to help others trying to conceive.
Tasha asked me if I would be her expert guest for a webinar session entitled “Surviving Christmas with Infertility”. So one morning before work, I sat and had a chat with this lovely lady from across the pond.
Thank you for having me Tasha, I look forward to the next one.
The best review we received so far. Thank you Bio News.
“As a whole, the radio series achieves what it sets out to do. It offers listeners a window into the tumultuous world of assisted reproduction and demonstrates just how pervasive the desire to start a family can be when all attempts to conceive naturally fail. It is open and honest and isn’t afraid to shine a spotlight on the darker emotions that can descend when future plans seem unattainable.
It is very easy as a listener to become invested in Sophie and Jonny’s journey and I would thoroughly recommend the series to anyone who has experienced their own fertility struggles. The series would also be of benefit to anyone wanting to gain an understanding of how best to support friends or family through fertility treatment.”