Words by Jodie Nicholson | @jodienicholsonauthor |

We spent 6 years, in total, trying to conceive, including 3 years of tests and treatment. All self funded because the funding system in the UK is designed to unfairly judge and penalise the most vulnerable.

The fact my husband was already a Father, meant that our local CCG felt we didn’t deserve the same entitlement to funding as other’s in our locality.

We sold our home to pay for IVF treatment.

The stigma often associated with infertility discourages people from openly sharing their journeys and experiences and I hope to promote openness and honesty by sharing my experience and vulnerabilities.

During my infertility journey I started to write, initially as a daily release, writing soon became a catharsis I heavily depended on and so my book was born.

In this book I share with you the good, the bad and the ugly of infertility. The physical, financial and emotional impact this journey had on me and those closest to me.

I tackle subjects such as:

  • Mental health
  • Emotional and physical struggles
  • Relationship dynamics (partner, friends and family)
  • Blended families
  • Work
  • Finances
  • Fertility
  • IVF

Presented in the form of a journal, written real-time, I share my experience of what has been the hardest journey I have ever embarked on.

Described as:

  • Hilariously funny
  • Brave and brilliant
  • Top class writing from someone who clearly has a gift
  • I laughed throughout
  • Not what I expected
  • Absolute belter
  • A real strength and humour shines through
  • Gripping and laugh out loud
  • Eye opening
  • Raw and honest

This book isn’t just for those experiencing infertility.

Endorsed by both Fertility Network UK & IVFBabble.For those unaffected by infertility, I hope this book raises awareness and promotes support for anyone you may meet who is struggling.For my TTC community, I hope you find solace in knowing you are not alone.

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