It’s taken me many months to get the courage to start this blog but here I am at long last. Six months after having my baby through ICSI I started thinking about all the millions of people out there that have had to balance work and fertility treatment. A lot of the time more than once.
I concluded ( from my own experience) that it is bloody hard work and actually there are a LOT of people who just don’t know anything about it! I then wondered how much information was out there , mainly in the world of ‘Google’ to help support people going through infertility , IVF treatment and how it affects their work and found absolutely NOTHING. I have no idea why this is but I decided I really wanted to change that so here I am. As well as being one of the ‘insiders’ of the IVF process, my day job is as an HR professional and in this combination I found a fabulous nugget of an idea to blog about this in the workplace and try and pull together a community of like minded individuals who have been there and lived this themselves. I want this blog to inform, empower and help others whilst they embark on their own IVF journey and hopefully change the mindset of organisations out there to realise that they have a duty of care to individuals in this position.
If you happen to read this blog and have any stories to share with me about your own experiences about this topic please get in touch or leave a comment below. I am passionate about getting this message out into the Corporate world as this is not going to go away and as time goes on more and more people will be turning to assisted reproduction to help them have a family.
I have already shared my own experience in an article published by People Management; Take a look and see what you think: https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/voices/comment/ivf-should-be-higher-on-hr-agenda