So you're sat in your pjs, really loving the film and then there's a curved ball. A plot twist that the writer or the producer thought was great but for you, this miracle pregnancy or happy adoption threw you....Read More
I had to share this amazing idea with you. I met a lovely friend for lunch recently. I know she reads this blog so I that she recognises herself though I won't name her. She's starting up in a new business and I'm always amazed by her wonderful ideas to keep herself motivated.Read More
A date for your diary. If you've wondered how the modern man copes with the challenges from hidden voices to childlessness, then you'll be interested in this conference on 8th November. Speaking is Dr Robin Hadley whose pioneering research has given a voice to men who are struggling with infertility.Read More
"I was on the path to success. I had a great job and a partner and I was expecting our first baby after our second IVF cycle."Read More
Baby Loss Awareness charities don’t just work on bereavement. Many charities involved in Baby Loss Awareness Week work every day to prevent baby and infant deaths, pregnancy loss and maternal deaths. But this Baby Loss Awareness Week we want to talk about what could be done right now to better support families affected by the death of a baby.Read More
We went into the loft today and found some boxes. The video (a first on Walk In Our Shoes) explains the rest. It felt like good timing having read an email that arrived telling me that the availability of IVF on the NHS is the reason the world is so overpopulated. It's not been the most pleasant of days and this find wasn't the nicest and it shook me. But I firmly believe in talking about IVF and infertility, so here is a bit of our journey.Read More
We've updated our links page to include groups that have helped us along the way and some suggestions. If you have a blog you think will help others, run a site that's help you and you want to share please do comment below or drop a line.
There are so many ways to help, and it's great to get recommendations.
I am thrilled to announce that Walk In Our Shoes has been nominated for an award!Read More
We are having a holiday which is why the blog has been a little quieter than usual. It's been great to spend time together but with leading busy lives, reconnecting isn't always easy. Life carries on outside the holiday bubble (two pregnancy announcements, one invite to a christening and a wedding), so issues of sensitivity and care to good mental health matter even at this time.Read More
I use the phrase 'unsung heroes' for men who are living with involuntary childlessness and coming to terms with infertility. If resources and conversation around support for women need to be more mainstream then they can feel invisible for men. Hence, unsung heroes.
Fortunately there are some great sites and researchers out there providing invaluable work to change that perception. I know from feedback for this site that these resources provide comfort and information to our male contributors and their friends and family, helping to push past feeling of isolation.Read More
How can we help?Read More
Walk In Our Shoes often features guest posts from like minded people who share the similar ethos of hope and inspiration. The site welcomes contributions from authors in the field of loss and involuntary childlessness, events, healing, managing grief and recognised therapies. We love to hear from fellow bloggers and those who run support groups as our ethos is one of sharing.Read More
You can share a grumble, seek support on an issue, share your work and generally team up with like minded souls in a 'mumtrepenuer' free zone (or a 'dadtrepenuer'- is that even a word?).Read More
It's less than a month until the Conference on Childlessness for 2017 and if you don't have tickets, do grab them before it's a sell out! I know many were disappointed to miss out.Read More
I can vaguely remember hearing about Louise Brown. I wasn't very old and didn't understand what it all meant but wondered why someone made the news. Her name, of course, has come to mean so much more. She is a sign of hope for many women who wish to be a mother and a benchmark for science.Read More
Walk in Our Shoes hit a high of 3,500 page views last week. The site kept up over 2,000 each day which is incredible. Thank you so much - if just one person reads this site and says it made a difference then I'm happy - so you can imagine the joy from reading the stats for this website.Read More
A few people have asked for a video on how to log into and take part in a Twitter Chat. There are lots of really useful links out there but this is my very ad-hoc guide to Tweet Deck.Read More
A new gallery entry from Jill, on this last day of World Childless Week 2017Read More