Hi everyone, I've seen lots of posts recently where people are dealing with loss and extreme difficulties on their fertility journeys. I've been having counselling for the last 6 months following 2 traumatic miscarriages and wanted to pass on the details of this fabulous charity, Petals that have really helped me to go forward and also prepare for the next step on my journey (which looks like will be IVF). Here's the website - they particularly focus on pregnancy loss, but I know there are lots of other organisations out there that can help everyone depending on what your experiences are. petalscharity.org
I've been going with my husband and it's made us much stronger and ready to face the next steps together. It's SO hard to talk about it all sometimes but I always feel a million times better after my sessions and it's amazing to have someone non-judgemental to listen, guide and be there for support.
I've also been listening to Brene Brown's audiobook about Shame which has really resonated with me personally. I've realised that difficulties having children has made me limit my social circles and cut out friends with kids because it's felt "easier". However there's also a sense of embarrassment and yes, shame, associated for me with not being able to have kids and this book is great at helping to address and overcome that feeling. I know everyone is different but thought I'd share anyway. Hope it helps. Love and support to you all. x