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Louise's story

Louise bio

Louise is a textile designer. An expert in her chosen field, she spends her time making beautiful things. Not being medically trained, she never expected to have to understand the ins and outs of fertility medicine.

However, when she and her husband first tried to conceive, they found that having a child would be more difficult than they have thought. They weren’t prepared for how hard it would be.

Louise and her husband had to come to terms with the fertility difficulties at the same time as they had to seek out, understand and evaluate the options put there in terms of assisted reproductive technologies.

Luckily, they found a clinic and they were supported by the clinic staff throughout their fertility journey. Louise gives us a glimpse of what that process was like for her.

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For your discussion: What thoughts does Louise’s story evoke in you? What do you feel listing to her? What would you tell her if you met her?

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