Festive times are milestones that can be difficult for many reasons. Stress comes when our thoughts and feelings are out of synch with the actions we are taking. This can be particularly true over the festive season when there is considerable pressure to appear outwardly happy despite inner turmoil. We have created a series of blogs giving various coping strategies.
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December 24, 2017
Day 12: A Christmas Stocking miracle in Colchester
Rocco Stocking was a dream come true when he was born on Christmas Day...
December 23, 2017
Day 11: Be in the present
Always thinking about what has been or anticipating what is to come can be...
December 22, 2017
Day 10: Take care of yourself
Self-compassion is a good way to protect against depression.
December 20, 2017
Day 9: Men-only fertility forums found useful according to new research
Getting access to factual information is a key benefit
December 19, 2017
Day 8: Coping with friends getting pregnant when you’re not
Your work colleague might have been trying for years to conceive.
December 18, 2017
Day 7: "Don't tell me to relax"
Practice these techniques to help you cope under pressure.
December 16, 2017
Day 6: Writing through crisis
Many people find writing helps to channel anxiety positively.
December 16, 2017
Day 5: Make your own traditions
Big family get-togethers can trigger painful and conflicting emotions.
December 15, 2017
Day 4: Take a deep breath to carry on
Learning to breathe deeply can help you to keep calm
December 14, 2017
Day 3: Support for the journey
Fertility treatment is a significant emotional journey and can impact your relationships.
December 13, 2017
Day 2: “We are working on it”
My husband would answer, “We’re working on it,” which politely limited potential follow-up.
December 12, 2017
Day 1: Taking and setting your emotional blood pressure
There are ways to balance your emotional blood pressure
Delighted to have an update on her girls from Sarah Morri Bunting. Happy Birthday looks like you are enjoying the summer xxx
Sarah writes: "Our IVF ICSI twins Maria and Orla turned 3 today. Big sister Hannah-May also IVF ICSI is 7. Thank you all for everything. I hope if you share this it may give others hope xx ... See MoreSee Less
This Bourn Hall ‘baby’ is now 14 and we couldn’t be more proud, last weekend winning double gold at Junior champs rowing regatta in Peterborough. I say it was because he was ‘specially made’ 😂TT ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Birthday Amber - so sweet. Her mum Kate shared her IVF journey with us in the 'Your Stories' her advice to others struggling to conceive is to “focus on looking after your mind and body and try not to stress.” Hit the gym and carry on.
bit.ly/2KKRogZJust a message to say thank you to everyone at Bourn Hall Clinic who helped our dream come true. Our one and only round of IVF treatment which was successful and we have just had Amber's 1st birthday on 27th May 2018. Thank you so much, we couldn't have done it without your help. Xxxx ... See MoreSee Less