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We have more than 100 episodes of The Fertility Warriors now (crazy, I know?!) and if you scroll riigggghhhhttt back to episode 1, you’ll hear some of my story, and if you listen to my story of having Olivia (my second) you’ll know even more, but I thought it was time to revisit my story a little bit and how exactly I came to this place of having this podcast.
Moreso though, I wanted to share with you WHY I feel so motivated each and every day to help other warriors and what I discovered that I feel is so important to share.
If any of you have ever received a calling, you’ll know that it’s just something you can’t get away from. It keeps calling you back time and time again, and it just doesn’t leave you alone. My experience with infertility and the lessons I’ve learned have been much like that. And I still remain so passionate about filling the gap in care that I believe can make the difference not only emotionally to women suffering with infertility, but can have a dramatic positive impact on pregnancy rates too.
And until that becomes a standard part of care… I guess you’re all just stuck with me!
So my story began in 2012 when Rosco and I returned from a whirlwind round the world trip. Career. Check. House. Check. Husband. Check. Even a goddam Tiffany’s necklace, New Years’ Even in New York and Christmas in Paris. And a totally smug me expecting to fall pregnant right away.
Cue sad trombones and huge anti-climax.
I was a huge Type A and had put so much work into falling pregnant straight away and then when it came down to it, it was a huge disappointment.
On Valentine’s Day 2013 we found ourselves at a Fertility Clinic gearing up for our first appointment, and what followed was more heartache, fertility treatments, a miscarriage and a horrible case of OHSS.