#NotoMothersDayPR, why we should all have a choice.

“Anna Jarvis had initially worked with the floral industry to help raise Mother’s Day’s profile, by 1920 she had become disgusted with how the holiday had been commercialized. She outwardly denounced the transformation and urged people to stop buying Mother’s Day flowers, cards and candies.” Now I’d like to see a choice on social media and in our inboxes.

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More To Life webinar on catch up

Last week I was thrilled to be part of the More To Life webinar series. This series offers free digital access, in the comfort of home surroundings, to expert opinion and advice on tackling the diverse range of issues that manifest when living without children. All support and information is tailored to help the More to Life community achieve the most fulfilling life possible. You can watch my video below.

To listen to other recordings in the series and see what’s coming up, you can head over to their main page here where you can also register.

With many thanks to Heather and all the More To Life team who work so hard to support all of us.

Fertility In the Workplace

Whatever our fertility story, we all may have stayed in hopeless jobs with no prospects because of maternity rights. As our dreams of being mothers or fathers were replaced by desperate longing, so our self confidence and worth nosedives. Employers and business leaders have many ways to help those dealing with fertility issues if we can have a conversation about it.

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Childlessness and the menopause

I’ve been reading a lot about the menopause recently. There’s been some interesting coverage on television about this big change, but often aimed at a mothers. My own mum felt like she has sailed through but I’m nervous. I’ve really stuck my head in the sand about it all. Partly because it does mean no hope… what does it mean to be childless and menopausal?

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Speaking on our behalf

Last time I posted on social media I said that we were going to be saying goodbye to our last embryo. I can see from the website that I drafted 4 blog posts and made two videos at the time and didn't know what to say or write. Here's a video to tell you what happened next and explain what happened at PechaKucha Cambridge last night. 

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IVF is 40 video post

Today I am bringing you two video posts. Both have been recorded to mark the 40th birthday of Louise Brown, the first IVF baby and of course, IVF. The first is from Childless Voices and hosted by Jody Day from Gateway Women. In the second, I talk about IVF, us and Bourn Hall. 

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