I wasn’t sure if this was a story I could tell. How could my experience of baby loss be worth sharing when so many other women go through far bigger traumas? How could I talk about mourning a baby that may never have been there, when some women suffer the pain of giving birth to… Continue reading Hannah’s Story
Sometimes I still can't believe that I am finally a mummy after so many years of stress and pain. There were many times I thought that I was at the limit of what I could take but I kept going, somehow, and looking down at my beautiful little girl sleeping soundly I am filled with… Continue reading Jessica’s Story.
For any woman the journey to motherhood can be overwhelming, emotional, and fraught with unknowns. For some however, the journey may involve incredibly difficult challenges and experiences: fertility worries, infertility, IVF, miscarriage, loss. To navigate this path, with all the hopes, dreams, anxiety, stress, loss, grief, stress and sadness is both incredibly brave, and at… Continue reading Motherhood, Fertility & Mental Health.
Guest Post - Written by Claire The phone call that told me I wasn't the one. My dreams shattered I'll never be a mum. My body has failed me, old before time. No eggs in my ovaries, no eggs that are mine. The lump in my throat, the ache in my heart. My dreams are… Continue reading The beginning of the end.
Last week I was invited to the press night for Madagascar the Musical at The New Wimbledon Theatre. I was really looking forward to watching the DreamWorks animation transition from screen to stage and it didn't disappoint. For anyone unsure of the plot, the show follows four animals from Central Park Zoo, Alex the Lion… Continue reading Madagascar the Musical
Again my ovaries have not played ball. These are the words from my consultant recently as I am once again prescribed norethisterone to induce a bleed after nearly 60 days without one. In fairness my last bleed was a chemical pregnancy followed by a hysteroscopy so I can understand the confusion from their (my ovaries)… Continue reading Fertility MOT.
Congratulations to a service that has saved many lives and brought better health to many over the years. I have worked in and loved this organisation for over 43 years, before retiring a few years ago at 63 years of age, tired and disillusioned with how things had changed. I watch with horror prophesies of… Continue reading Happy 70th Birthday NHS