JUST RELAX SAID THE DOCTOR

TTC Support: Day by Day

Today, on ITV’s Lorraine while hosting a phone-in about IVF, Dr Hilary Jones suggested that Catherine Strawbridge (Instagram @tryingyears) should ‘just relax and it will happen’ when she asked what his advice was regarding multiple failed IVF attempts.

Oh Dr Hilary. I bet you wish you’d made a bit more effort with that response.

Hell hath no fury like an ‘online trying to conceive community’ told to relax.

The more I think about it, the more enraged I feel but also the more invigorated and passionate I am about the work I am doing. It is needed more than ever.

The lack of awareness and understanding surrounding infertility is probably down to a long tradition of people who are going through it doing so on the DL. The Down Low. Not telling people, not sharing what’s happening. That’s totally legit and cool because not everyone WANTS to talk about it…

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