“People think of the children being lucky – they’re lucky to have you, or they’re lucky to have found you,” she said. “I am so lucky to have this child in my life. He’s incredible and a total inspiration” – so are you NFM, so are you! Click here to watch this talk again.
The Let’s All Talk Stage
This was a personal project of mine at this year’s Show. Over the course of lockdown, I had started to make friends with lots of the lovely people from the fertility world, who have themselves faced a fertility struggle and who have gone on to help others – many of them you will know from the world of Instagram.
Amber Izzo, Gurinder Mann, Becky Kearnes, Shaun Greenaway, Kreena Dhiman, Emma and Gabby from The Big Fat Negative spread themselves across the weekend and joined us for a lunchtime round-table chat about their personal experiences. They gave some wonderful fertility-related advice about self-care and how to deal with pregnancy triggers, and were there to meet and greet people who needed a chat.
I was moved by a mother who had come to the Show with her daughter, and who couldn’t hold back the tears after watching this talk. “I don’t know how to help her,” she told me, “I feel helpless that I can’t give her the one thing she wants, a baby,” she told Gurinder, as Gurinder comforted her. Her daughter had come along specifically to meet Amber and they spoke for a long time about how to deal with the endless struggle of infertility. The young woman seemed to benefit greatly from their chat… Never underestimate the power of a fertility community.