sits at the heart of everything I do and extends beyond food and nutrition to encompass the entire framework of lifestyle and wellbeing.
I created The Fertility Kitchen in 2016, following my own fertility struggles. My five year journey to conceive my two sons led me to completely overhaul my diet and lifestyle and change career from the fashion world to the fertility world!
During the early years of trying to conceive I had acupuncture to help me with the stress of it all, the effects were profound and, cutting a long story short, I left my job as a Buyer to retrain in acupuncture. I've never looked back.
When I was gearing up for my first IVF cycle I worked at being well in mind and body as much as possible. This was when I created my first recipe; a smoothie which I drank throughout my IVF cycle. As well as regular acupuncture i started meditating daily, wrote affirmations for IVF, kept a gratitude journal, moved my body every day and prioritised sleep. I started to feel amazing and was able to breeze through IVF with no side-effects from the medication.
We were incredibly blessed to be successful on our first round and I gave birth to George in 2012. After my first pregnancy my interest in health and wellness increased. I've always been a foodie with a great passion for cooking so I began to look at how I could support my fertility through diet. There weren't enough resources out there and so I began to create my own recipes, tailoring them to support fertility. After my second son Alex was born I headed back to college again, this time to study nutrition.
One morning during the early hours I lay awake, pondering my journey and everything I had learnt. When I was trying to conceive the information on fertility and diet was lacking and I struggled to find practical, actionable advice. I thought about how I could draw on my personal and professional experience to educate and empower others. I wanted to provide the resources that I couldn't find and create community for women on their path to motherhood. I had a lightbulb moment and The Fertility Kitchen was born.
My fertility journey was a rollercoaster of emotion and it was far from easy but now I look back with gratitude as not only did it guide me on a path to better health, it also led me to my calling. I have found purpose and can now give back by helping other women take control of their fertility and hopefully make their journey that little bit easier.
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Fertility: To educate and empower women to take ownership of their fertility.
Food: To inspire with positive nutrition advice and delicious recipes to optimise fertility.
Life: To encourage lifestyle choices that support optimal fertility.