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Guest Blog – How to Help Your Kids Cope with Unexpected Questions from Classmates – Jana Rupnow

I am honoured to be sharing a guest blog post, written for @DefiningMum by the amazing @JanaRupnowLPC, a licensed professional counsellor specialising in fertility and family building. In the timely theme of “back-to-school”, Jana provides some advice for supporting our children to cope with unexpected questions that may innocently arise in the school environment. It’s… Continue reading Guest Blog – How to Help Your Kids Cope with Unexpected Questions from Classmates – Jana Rupnow

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#CryingShame – Fertility Network UK Campaign

It’s a #CryingShame that those experiencing infertility often feel they need to hide their pain and ‘put on a brave face’ due to a lack of awareness and support.  Many of us have come across people (usually someone lucky enough not to have experienced infertility) showing a complete lack of understanding and empathy. They’re unable… Continue reading #CryingShame – Fertility Network UK Campaign

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Fertility Support Saturday – Instagram Initiative

I’m a big believer in the power of sharing – as therapy for the one sharing but also as a way to make others feel less alone. It encourages understanding, changes perceptions and, most importantly, gives hope. Things that are so important to help transform what can be a lonely world for those experiencing infertility. … Continue reading Fertility Support Saturday – Instagram Initiative

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The Personal Impact of Fertility in the Workplace – My Story

Dealing with fertility struggles whilst trying to maintain a career is one of the biggest challenges I have ever faced. As a HR professional, I can honestly say that I would have struggled to truly comprehend the effect that facing infertility could have on an individual’s time and emotions before going through it myself. I… Continue reading The Personal Impact of Fertility in the Workplace – My Story