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.

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“I started off on Instagram under @ivfandproud to document my journey and quickly realised just how large the TTC community was”

And so My Beehive was born

It’s purpose is to provide a hub of information for anyone going through the roller coaster that is baby making, whether it’s through natural conception and you just need a little help and support, or through a highly monitored and medicated fertility program in a clinic.

Whatever part of the journey you’re on, whether you’re male or female, My Beehive is a place where you can source the support you need. Our checklists will help you to diagnose yourself and to get in tune with your body. We believe nourishing yourself with the right diet and supplements is a vital part of the process and we can help you manage that. Our Care Packs are carefully designed to complement your journey, supporting you through treatment, all with the aim of giving yourself the best chance of conceiving.

Saskia Boujo taught primary school children for 12 years before giving up work to focus on her second round of IVF. She now works running the business from home. She is also a member of the Women’s Voices Panel at the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists, as well as a support group volunteer at Fertility Network UK.