I couldn’t let the end of the week go without posting in honour of the incredible science that is IVF, which celebrated its 41st birthday yesterday and has helped deliver over 8 million babies into the world The struggle that so many people have to face to be able to have a child is often not spoken about, being kept behind closed doors, steeped in stigma and shame for far too long. But the tide is slowly turning and in the week that celebrated the inception of a science that was invented to offer hope and which redefined and revolutionised the route to motherhood, 3 amazing women in the public eye have helped draw attention to this important conversation with the happy news that they are all expecting.
As a medical professional in this field, I am so grateful to @natalie_imbruglia @annehathaway and @rosanna_davison who are trailblazing and opening up the conversation around the many issues women may face to become mothers, and in doing so are inspiring countless people in being able to feel less alone in their own personal quest or struggle.
It’s time treatment was available to everyone who needs it, much like any other medical intervention and we stop the silence and judgement around different routes to parenthood. Discussions around conception should not be a rarity but a normal part of life where we show the best of our humanity in supporting, caring and providing for others.