We’ve probably all heard the age-old quip that “trying to get pregnant is the fun part”, but for anyone who thinks they might be infertile, that’s sadly not always the case, as my husband and I found out on the journey to our son.
During our first cycle of IVF, my husband and I were incredibly naïve. We didn’t realise that we were actually allowed to ask questions, raise concerns, or that we’d need to become our own advocates. With this in mind, I’ve compiled a list of seven questions to ask a private fertility clinic; questions I wish we’d asked before embarking upon our treatment.
Infertility is currently known to affect 1 in 6 couples, in the UK. That’s 3.5 million people living with heartache, grief and pain, desperately trying to conceive and carry a baby to term, either for a first child or a sibling. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises infertility as a disease and, as a society, we are becoming more aware of the anguish and distress it causes. However...