Hello, I’m Katy Bradbury, a qualified Nutritional Therapist, private Health Visitor and qualified nurse. I have worked within Women’s Health, Maternal and Children’s Health for many years.
Today’s podcast is titled “My Fertility Backstory” and contains a raw, open and honest account of my fertility journey. It includes some aspects of my experience that I have never publicly spoken about before. I hope you may gain solace from hearing my story.
00:00: Introduction and Merry Christmas
03:43: This is the last episode of 2021
04:57: I would have benefitted from the kind of support I provide during my fertility journey
05:31: The feeling of ‘Why me?’ completely consumed me
06:15: Don’t worry, it will happen!
07:53: Trigger Warning, there are ups and downs in my story
08:14: My mum had me later in life at 40, and I was an only child
11:21: My Maternal and Child Health career found me
13:56: I put off having children until I was ready, then I got engaged at Christmas 2012
15:26: Coming off the pill in January 2013, my cycles were all over the place, and I thought it was normal
18:21: I got offered my dream job, but nearly didn’t take it thinking I would be pregnant
20:37: I struggled emotionally over the two years of trying and not getting a positive test
21:52: Sharing a very private moment with you, my listeners
25:01: My mental health took a nosedive
29:02: My workplace was thankfully supportive
30:21: During my time off work, I started to look at nutrition and my health
32:03: The magic of France
35:11: My heart was telling me I was pregnant, but my head was telling me it was those early period symptoms again
39:31: 6.20 am is not a great time to tell a sleeping husband!
41:31: I was very fortunate
43:43: The first trimester can be a nerve-wracking time
46:12: Everyone’s story is unique
47:37: If you would like to, please share your story with me
48:30: Why not reflect on your own story
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