For people who are struggling with fertility, whether in Leicester or anywhere, Mother’s Day can be a challenging day of the year. This isn’t just for women who haven’t yet conceived, but also for their partners, who may have male infertility due to sperm factors, or may be from the LGBTQ+ community.
Today, social media and shop windows (physical and online) will be celebrating mums and their fertility. At X&Y Fertility we’ll celebrate our mums too – especially those that we’ve helped on their journey to parenthood either via fertility treatment or simply through fertility advice.
However, we’re also aware that there are many people struggling with fertility who are not yet mums. This includes people who:
are waiting to access funded fertility treatment which has been inevitably delayed due to the pandemic
are trying to get to right BMI to be accepted onto fertility programmes
have had unsuccessful fertility treatment
have miscarried and are grieving the loss of a baby supported by fertility counsellors
have genetic conditions that impa t on their fertility making it physically impossible to carry a child
So whilst mums and fertility are celebrated today, spare a thought for those who are not yet mums and dads. Offer support to one another where you can, as you are not alone.
If any of you have ways that help you deal with Mother’s Day, please feel free to share them, either I the feed below or by contacting us at X&Y Fertility.
Meanwhile, here are some fertility links that might be useful: