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Heaven in a Shoebox

And I’m not talking Jimmy Choo. A while ago my partner and I swapped our big house outside London for a tiny flat in Covent Garden. It’s heaven in a shoebox. The whole living out of London thing was one of our many attempts to conquer our infertility. We thought that...

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Addicted to IVF?

I’ve been thinking about New Year’s resolutions. I know it’s only the 29th of December but there’s nothing I like more than a resolution. I want to be brave enough to make Number 1 on the list: Give up IVF. And if that sounds like IVF is an addiction as much as drugs...

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The Ghost of Christmas Past

In her Christmas blog, Mindful Muma-To-Be quoted from my book, the pursuit of motherhood: 'I long to experience the excitement of the family going out to buy the tree and decorating it to the sound of cheesy Christmas classics… This year we've decided to go away....

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Immaculate Deception

I hate miracle baby stories. Well, if you were me, you would. After nearly a decade of fertility treatment: miscarriage, biochemical and ectopic pregnancies, surely I deserve a miracle? Yet, as time goes on, I’m getting increasingly convinced it’s never going to...

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Terrified of Twitter

I’m terrified of Twitter – but, it’s ok, I’m not alone. James Arthur is terrified and if Peaches Geldof and Katie Hopkins aren’t terrified by now, they probably should be. My own terror, however, is for another reason. I only started tweeting last month and I have...

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How much IVF is enough?

It’s time to talk about failure. The two thirds majority I wish I wasn’t part of. Lisa Jardine, the outgoing Chair of the Human Fertilisation Embryology Authority (the HFEA to us infertile aficionados) did a series of interviews at the beginning of last month in which...

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Oprah, I love you

Oprah Winfrey has been in the UK promoting her new film, The Butler. Last Saturday she was on the Jonathan Ross Show with her co-star, Forest Whitaker. It was interesting to watch them at work. Whitaker gentle and unassuming with that chameleon-like quality that is...

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Kim, Miley, Holly, Virginia and Me

Ok, three blogs in and it’s time for a confession. I am harbouring a dirty secret and its Daily Mail Online. Every night before I go to sleep, I spend a guilty fifteen minutes reading the latest celebrity news. Just Kim, Miley and Me. On Thursday night , I read that...

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Now that’s just carelessness…

Last week was the first ever Infertility Awareness Week (28 October-2 November) which culminated with the now annual Fertility Show at Olympia. I’ve seen the adverts on the tube for a few years but I have never dared go before. Being infertile is one thing. Walking...

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Spreading the secret

There’s writing a book about infertility…then there’s publishing it….and then there’s Grazia… This week I accepted an offer of a feature in Grazia magazine on my story (well part of my story) about infertility. I have been tentatively telling people for a while now...

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Jessica Hepburn

Jessica Hepburn

Jessica Hepburn is one of the UK’s leading voices on fertility and family, as well as endurance sport (even though she doesn’t have children and is the most unlikely athlete). She has become a pioneer in inspiring people to live as big and bravely as possible when life doesn’t go to plan.

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