I’m a 35-year-old magazine writer and editor. My day job is to write about issues that affect women, including fertility. In the course of my career, I have interviewed dozens of the world’s leading experts on fertility and women’s health. I’m not a guru by any means – in fact, my own fruitless quest to conceive has been dragging out for a little over a year – but I set up this blog to share some of the expert advice I’ve gleaned from others over the years, in the hope that it might help you get a little closer to your baby dream.
As well as general fertility health, well being and nutrition tips, I hope this blog can provide a no-nonsense shelter from the insanity of the baby-making storm. For those of you who are familiar with the interminable cycle of ovulation sticks and calendar charting, inevitably following by the swift kick in the gut that comes with the arrival of your period every month (or if you are as impatient as me, that guttural kick usually comes a couple of days beforehand with yet another negative pregnancy test!), then you will know that a month can be a very long time. When you’re lying awake at night wondering if it will ever happen for you, my hope is that Brolly can keep you company. This blog has no magic baby dust (sorry, but when you’ve been trying for long enough you know even Harry Potter himself can’t help you) and I’m going to limit the endless acronyms (TTC, DH, BFP, AF… I don’t know why, but I find them a little confusing), but you will find honesty and practical, no-nonsense advice. When it’s raining babies – with everyone from your sister to your best friends and work colleagues getting pregnant – you can hopefully find some shelter, sanity and maybe even a giggle or two. In the interminable baby shower, you can stand under my umbrella ‘ella ella eh eh… (sorry, couldn’t resist!)