Fertility

Now tell me what you want, what you really really want

Now tell me what you want, what you really really want

Okay so you want to be pregnant and have a baby, or two or three. I really wish I could wave a magic wand and make that a reality for every single one of you. RIGHT. NOW. Sadly I don’t have magical powers but I do have other qualities that I’m told are powerful. I…

The things I wish I’d known

The things I wish I’d known

I was recently interviewed by the lovely Jessica Hepburn for her latest Fertility Road magazine article. Full interview below and link to PDF of article at bottom of blog. Please could you tell us your fertility story. At 19 I was diagnosed with endometriosis following excruciating periods, I was told extremely bluntly that having children may…

Guest Blog: Dress Yourself Well and Fertility Fest

Guest Blog: Dress Yourself Well and Fertility Fest

Love, support, strength, hope, courage and positivity. That is how I would describe the extraordinary Fertility Fest organised by the dynamic and inspiring Jessica Hepburn. The strength of it was so tangible, so uplifting that a month later I’m still knocked sideways by the incredible people I met and chatted with throughout the day. Amongst…

Free Online Fertility Retreat

Free Online Fertility Retreat

Having volunteered with the lovely Sarah Holland at last month’s Fertility Fest I would like to share news about her latest venture – an online fertility retreat. Reserve your free place now  and spend a relaxing weekend being guided through meditations and topping up your energy reserves on your quest to becoming a mother. Imagine a wonderful fertility retreat experience.. at…

The Quiet House – Play Review

The Quiet House – Play Review

I am still haunted by this play two weeks after seeing it at The Park Theatre in London. It focuses on a couple commencing fertility treatment but in essence is the story of their love and how both it and their relationships with friends and work colleagues are affected by the physical and emotional strains of desperately wanting…

Voy’s Story : Guilt, Spirit Babies and Peru

Voy’s Story : Guilt, Spirit Babies and Peru

We started our ‘journey’ 3 years ago, when I was almost 41. We had only been together about a year, and like most people who meet later in life, thought we’d better ‘get on with it.’The word ‘journey’ makes me cringe, as before this, to me a journey meant going somewhere exciting, with all the…

London fertility support meeting

London fertility support meeting

Our next London fertility support meeting and social will take place on Saturday 11th of June 5.30pm – 7pm at the Park Theatre Cafe Finsbury Park. Fertility Fest  is taking place that Saturday at the theatre with performances of the new play The Quiet House in the evening, read more about that here and buy tickets. However you do not need to…

Fertility Fest 2016 – When art meets medicine

Fertility Fest 2016 – When art meets medicine

  Many of you will have heard of Jessica Hepburn the author of ‘The pursuit of motherhood’ . My last blog about her documented her  English channel swim . Well she is making waves again and thanks to the financial support of the Arts Council and the Wellcome Trust amongst others, she has established the first ever arts festival in the UK about…

60 Ways To Boost Your Fertility

60 Ways To Boost Your Fertility

I recently contributed to the article ‘60 Ways To Boost Your Fertility And Your Chances of Getting Pregnant’ for Fertility Road . They have compiled a fantastic list of tips and advice from the leading names in fertility including Emma Cannon, Russell Davis, Dr Marilyn Glenville and Zita West – to name but a few. Covering everything from fertility-boosting complementary therapies to nutrition and important lifestyle changes, we hope you…

Clear out your cosmetics for charity

Clear out your cosmetics for charity

Too much stuff in your bathroom cabinet? Feel like doing something that will make you feel good and help someone else at the same time? Grab a shoebox and load it up! Project Shoebox is a charitable community that re-homes unneeded toiletries and cosmetics to women and families in domestic violence refuges in the form…

Emily’s story: Doing ok despite no baby!

Emily’s story: Doing ok despite no baby!

Do you ever read down to the bottom of a fertility post to check to see the outcome of the story, knowing that if there’s a baby at the end you just can’t bring yourself read on? Well, shortcut…No baby here! But seriously, unless it’s just me who’s left thinking I’m incredibly mean and evil…

Lucy’s Story: Secondary Infertility

Lucy’s Story: Secondary Infertility

Our online support group has been running for so long now some of it’s members are now dealing with secondary infertility as well as the group being open to anyone struggling to create the family they desire. Please be aware that this post discusses very openly and honestly feelings of lady trying for a sibling for her son, please…

Beth’s Story – Limbo, guilt, ectopic pregnancy and finally twins

Beth’s Story – Limbo, guilt, ectopic pregnancy and finally twins

Continuing our autumn theme sharing six very different positive outcomes following fertility struggles. Embrace fertility is very much about getting happy rather than getting pregnant so I will be sharing stories that include bumps and babies but that also include alternative happy beginnings, including adoption, childfree living and those still creating their families. I say…

She’s bloody done it!

She’s bloody done it!

When Jessica Hepburn first told me she was planning to swim the Channel I thought she had gone loopy. I love sea swimming but 30 minutes is my max followed by a hot shower and a hot chocolate even in the height of summer. Swimming the Channel with no wetsuit and no restbite is a…

Helen’s Story – Embracing what is

Helen’s Story – Embracing what is

I’ve wanted a family for as long as I can remember. So when I walked down the aisle on my wedding day I felt like all my dreams were coming true. As soon as we were back from our honeymoon safari and the malaria drugs were out of my system we started trying. I remember…

Visualisations and affirmations for pregnancy

Visualisations and affirmations for pregnancy

I’ve talked in the past about how some fertility programs/practitioners promise that if you visualise yourself pregnant, chant affirmations daily and really really believe then you will get your baby! I tried this approach while trying to conceive and ended up going slightly bonkers. I started berating myself for the fact I was still not…

Hypnosis for pain management

Hypnosis for pain management

This hypnosis for pain management MP3 is perfect for any situation in which you want to reduce physical sensations or numb an area of the body in advance of tests, scans etc. “Learning new techniques is very empowering. I especially enjoyed learning how to numb my hand simply through the power of my thoughts!!! The effect…

Big changes for Mindful Muma-to-be

Big changes for Mindful Muma-to-be

Here is a sentence I never knew if I would be able to write: “I am now on maternity leave.” It feels delicious and surreal. You can read my story and how it ended in this happy predicament in my blog “ The 46th month is the charm !” I just wanted to put a post together to let you know…

One to one support with Rosalind, Russell or Clare

One to one support with Rosalind, Russell or Clare

If you feel in need of additional support on your journey to parenthood then I highly recommend investing in one-to-one support. I would like to introduce you to 3 of my colleagues. I have personally been a client of each of them and therefore can highly recommend working with them. Please mention Embrace Fertility when…

Constantly having sex in order to get pregnant?

Constantly having sex in order to get pregnant?

Guest Blog by Lorraine Ferrier: Why we need to shift from love-making to baby-making When we’re constantly having sex in order to get pregnant we’re wasting our time. With this approach we may also be adding in unnecessary stress, libido issues and relationship heartache too. That’s understandable – especially if we have been trying to…

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