The Fertility Podcast is a safe place with the intention of giving you some peace of mind about what might be causing you much worry. You’re probably here due to your plans to start a family not being as straight forward as you’d hoped. That’s why I created it.
Now before I go on, I am not an expert in fertility. I went through fertility treatment, at 36 and am now the delighted Mum of a little boy, who was born in March 2015. The journey was very daunting for my husband and I and definitely overwhelming at times. We chose to keep pretty quiet about what we going through. I told my family, my husband didn’t. I told my best friend, my husband didn’t.
I felt so fortunate as my best friend had been through the same thing, and she was there every step of the way for me to quiz, vent my frustrations, make me think positively..every step of the way. I shared that with my husband and I believe my mindset had a massive part in being successful first time…. but you might think that is very naive.
I know I was lucky to have a close friend to talk to, as for many of us, that isn’t the case. My husband only had me – because Men don’t talk at the best of times. This was one of our worse times. But we had a process to follow and once we knew the path we were on, we worked through it together. Once pregnant, I knew I wanted to do more with my experience than just live it hence the creation of this podcast. I also wanted to make sure that the men were also heard.. as my husband definitely felt that his viewpoint wasn’t important from the medical professionals we met. So once I had started this podcast I was keen to get the male point of view which you can hear in Episode 7 of Season 1.
When it comes to something like fertility of course you can google to your heart’s content and read numerous blogs / books. Sometimes expert opinion just seem somewhat far removed, when you crave finding something, someone, who you can relate to, someone like you, someone who gets ‘it’.
That is what I hope to create with this blog and podcast. A place for you, on your fertility journey – male or female, gay or straight, in a couple or single. I hope to offer a safe place of discussion, with interviews from fertility experts to support groups, other bloggers and people like you and me, who have been through or are going through treatment.
There’s no explained reason why some of us find that starting a family is not as straight forward as we all naively thought it would be and fertility is still a taboo subject for many.
You will need support. Wherever you choose to get it from, please know RIGHT HERE, is one constant source for you to trust and with your support will continue to pass on those pearls of wisdom that helped you get through and ease the troubles.
Yours for now
Natalie @fertilitypoddy ( follow me on twitter) or email firstname.lastname@example.org