My IVF journey began when I was 32 years old.
When it finally dawned on me that the period pains I was suffering with were too much to bare, I dragged myself to the gynaecologist who diagnosed me with endometriosis. Six months later I was having both my fallopian tubes removed in order to give IVF the best chances of succeeding.
Both my children are born as a result of IVF treatment.
Despite the amazing advances in science that allow me to be a mother today, I quickly realised that there was a real lack of support and resources for couples going through any kind of conception issues. That, together with the stigma of being infertile, makes for a very lonely place indeed.
I started off on Instagram under @ivfandproud to document my journey and quickly realised just how large the TTC community was. Whilst undergoing fertility treatment for the second time, I came up with the idea of bringing all the information together and creating Care Packs to make the whole agonising journey a little more manageable.