2020 has been declared International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
Our fertility nurses make a huge contribution to the success of treatment and also to the experiences of patients on their journey with us.
To recognise the key roles they play and give a ‘behind the scenes’ view of the work of the clinic, we are profiling a number of our nursing team over the year.
International Year of the Nurse and Midwife – Leona’s Story
Posted - June 8, 2020
International Nurses Day 12 May – recognising the dedication of fertility nurses to making dreams come true
Posted - May 12, 2020
International Year of the Nurse and Midwife – Carol’s story
Posted - April 24, 2020
International Year of the Nurse and Midwife – Jackie’s story
Posted - April 16, 2020
International Year of the Nurse and Midwife – Grace’s Story
Posted - February 26, 2020
Bourn Hall embraces International Year of the Nurse and Midwife
Have you read our latest patient story? Hannah and Jemma talk about their fertility journey to complete their family and the twists and turns on the way.
They both wanted to have treatment to share the experience of carrying a baby, even after Hannah was diagnosed with some fertility issues.
“When we first discussed becoming parents using a sperm donor it was so exciting,” says Hannah. “I proposed to my partner Jemma on New Year’s Eve four years ago and presented her with an engagement ring and the date of our first appointment at Bourn Hall. We both wanted to have treatment so that we could have the shared experience of carrying a baby and had no reason to suspect that one of us would have fertility issues.”
In our latest blog, we spoke to Bourn Hall counsellor, Jackie, about how difficult this decision can be for patients and couples.
“If you are emotionally attached to an embryo, you may see it as a potential child, and that can affect a person on a very, very, deep psychological and emotional level,” says Jackie
“For some people it’s a real dilemma whether to return for treatment with their frozen embryos and how they will feel if they don’t use the embryos themselves. Sometimes this can be a matter of timing and talking to a counsellor can help you decide what is right for you.”