I was born in the UK and after living in Switzerland for 4 years I now live in Dubai with my partner and two gorgeous cats. We have had 8 rounds of fertility treatments, which I openly share this through my social media platforms (3 ovulation inductions, 2 IUI's and 3 rounds of IVF ICSI). The first was a loss of pregnancy at 5.5 weeks, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th were failed treatment cycles and the 5th resulted in pregnancy that we sadly had to terminate for medical reasons (TFMR) at 13.5 weeks due to our baby girl, Willow, being diagnosed with Edwards Syndrome and a huge Cystic Hygroma on her head. We have since undergone 3 rounds of IVF, 2 of which resulted in no blastocyst embryos and the most recent ending in 2 blastocyst embryos, of which one came back PGT-A genetically normal. As we were preparing for our frozen embryo transfer (which was supposed to be at the end of March 2022) we had a spontaneous positive pregnancy test which thankfully resulted in a healthy full term pregnancy and our first living child. We are now preparing for our Frozen Embryo Transfer in the hope to bring home another health living sibling in 2024. I share more about our fertility journey on my blog HERE and on our podcast "All IVF ever wanted".
I am a survivor of Domestic violence and sexual trauma and was diagnosed with Bipolar 12 years ago. I have been on a recovery journey over the last 12 years that now enables me to share my story to help and empower others.
I mentor 1:1 and also through weekly online support groups, for women living with Bipolar Disorder and those that are sadly TFMR Mamas.
I am an ambassador for www.bipolaruk.org and I have launched and host a podcast for them called "Let's talk bipolar". This is something I am hugely proud of and we have conversations with experts and also those with lived experience of living with or supporting someone who lives with Bipolar. It's an honour to be able to give back in the very space that helped me when I was first diagnosed.
I am also the host of the Vulnerability Rocks Podcast. I started this podcast to hold space and start conversations that matter on topics that we are normally taught not to discuss openly. My guests bravely step in to vulnerability to share their own experiences to help others.