Grieving The Life You Expected

Grieving the life you expected

“I think you need to grieve the life you expected”. The words of my coach resonated deeply. This is a subject not often talked about but in my experience can be key to getting pregnant. Bottling up the grief can cause tension in your body.

Why Being 40 Doesn’t Mean Your Chances of Having A Baby Are Over

Why Being 40 Doesn't Mean Your Chances of Having A Baby Are Over

Michelle was 39 and terrified of not being pregnant before she became 40. Are you afraid of the big 40 looming and are terrified time is running out?  I was. I was terrified of missing out on life, being left behind by our peers who were on their second child by then.   How do you […]

Why Positive Thinking Won’t Help you Get pregnant

The Fertile Mind Postcast

Struggling to be positive on the fertility rollercoaster? Worried about being too positive and then fearful of a bigger fall if it doesn’t work whether trying to get pregnant naturally or with fertility treatment such as IUI or IVF.  How much positive thinking is the right level to maximise your chances of getting pregnant?  How […]

How to Stay Positive

The Fertile Mind Postcast

It can be really hard to stay positive on this fertility journey with so many ups and downs, BFNs and shattered hopes. Not to mention other people getting pregnant so easily. This podcast looks at why it’s so hard to stay positive whilst trying to get pregnant and what you can do about it  – and […]

The latest fertile mind podcast: Fed up with life?

The Fertile Mind Postcast

Over the last few days I’ve been experiencing feelings and thoughts that I had on our fertility journey. The combination of being in constant pain that has kept me from sleeping, the pandemic putting life projects on hold and it been constantly raining for days has left me feeling fed up with life. I’ve been […]

Is PROJECT BABY Destroying Your Relationship?

Is PROJECT BABY Destroying Your Relationship?

Infertility can put a strain on the best of relationships. It is never something a couple expects to go through or can imagine how it will be when they start out. You can quickly go from deciding its time to start trying for a baby to it impacting every area of your life, talking to […]

Mythbuster: You have to Strive For Success

The Fertile Mind Postcast

We often grow up learning that success comes through focus and hard work. The problem is, that approach doesn’t work for fertility despite how long you spend googling for the thing that may make the difference! In fact it can make things worse. Find out how you can create success with more ease and wellbeing […]

Can men change their relationship with emotions?

Can men change their relationship with emotions?

One of the biggest things that I have benefited from as a result of our fertility journey and was probably the catalyst to us conceiving naturally against all odds, was the change in my relationship with emotions. Infertility is known as an emotional rollercoaster. A Harvard University study1 demonstrates the stress levels of women experiencing […]

How to stop thinking it’s your fault

How to stop thinking it's your fault

Don’t read this to understand anything intellectually. Notice how you feel as you read.  On our fertility journey, I felt guilty that it was my fault my wife couldn’t be the mother she was born to be. After years of improving her wellbeing and overcoming her fertility problems, believing we’ve run the marathon and we […]

The ONE thing that unlocked our fertility success!

My wife and I had 10 years of infertility. We’ve seen infertility from every angle! Female, male, unexplained, explained, secondary infertility… First, my wife had problems. After about 8 years of holistic and natural treatment, she got a healthy cycle for the first time in her life. After about a year of trying we knew […]

How to change your partner!

How to change your partner!

If it’s not tough enough as it is infertility can put a strain on the best of relationships. Sadly, a study found that the distress of infertility can cause even more heartbreak. Couples who didn’t have a baby after fertility treatments were more likely to break up. The study, which was published in the journal Acta […]

Fertility Psychological Vital Signs

Fertility Psychological Vital Signs

I have an old Land Rover that I am slowly doing up. Recently the oil light came on as I was driving. This can mean that either the oil level is low or the oil pressure is low. Either way, it can cause catastrophic damage to the engine. Or, it could be a faulty sensor […]

The Coronavirus & Your Fertility

Belfast Trust postpones fertility treatment due to Coronavirus

We are living in unprecedented times which can cause fear and anxiety. Find out how to allay your fears around the uncertainty and lack of control around the current worldwide pandemic situation and how it relates to your fertility journey. I hope this video offers some hope during these uncertain times.

How can you get pregnant with an unexplained infertility diagnosis?

How can you get pregnant with an unexplained infertility diagnosis?

Unexplained infertility is a very interesting subject because it’s often not written about or spoken about, and often people struggle to know what to do or where to get advice if they’ve been ‘diagnosed’ with unexplained infertility. Speaking from both personal and professional experience it can be really tough to have unexplained infertility. If you’ve […]

The man’s guide to the fertility emotional rollercoaster

The man’s guide to the fertility emotional rollercoaster

My wife and I have seen infertility from many angles. Male infertility, female infertility and secondary infertility. I now work with couples to support them on their journey. I want to share with you some of the things I learnt on our journey (and since) that I believe enabled me to not just survive the […]

Creating a family vs creating a baby

Creating a family vs creating a baby

Often couples experiencing infertility are focussed on the goal of having a baby. Project Baby becomes the priority and can often begin to take over life. Not only can Project Baby become the main focus in life it can also become the thing that prevents you from creating the family you want. The pressure to […]

Win a Peace of Mind or Fertility Mind-Body Programme with Russell Davis

Win a Peace of Mind Coaching Session (worth £250) Win a deep and powerful conversation to help you get clarity of mind, get off the emotional roller-coaster and find peace of mind. Russell will also create a bespoke hypnosis track for you based on your coaching session. 50% off Russell’s in depth fertility mind-body programme […]

How would YOU cope if your IVF cycle failed?

How would YOU cope if your IVF cycle failed?

We asked one of our experts Russell Davis how he would help people cope if their IVF cycle failed. A Harvard Medical School study demonstrated that the stress levels of women experiencing infertility were equivalent to those with AIDS, cancer and heart disease It was like running a marathon only to be told at the […]

Understanding The ‘Mind Body’ Link

Mind Body Link

The medical world is actually split as to whether stress causes infertility. However, there is no doubt that infertility is stressful and it can impact your chances of success whether it is the cause or not.