Stories

Idrees – Abu’s story

Written by: Abu Saleh “Einstein is reported to have said “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle”. Having held my son (Idrees) only once before he passed away, this has galvanised my belief in miracles. There are virtually...

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I want the silence broken – Antonia’s Story

Written by: Antonia Mitchell Glynn With stillbirth there is silence.  So, much silence.  Where there should be screams of a baby crying, there is silence.  Where there should be squeals of congratulations, there is nothing.  There is the silence of the Obstetrician desperately scanning a baby, trying to see a hint of movement in a...

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Lucy – Sharon’s Story

Written by: Sharon Hodgson, MP After 13 years of being a Member of Parliament, I recently delivered the most difficult speech I have ever given in the House of Commons. I spoke about my own experiences after the birth of my daughter, Lucy, who sadly arrived into the world stillborn at 23 and a half...

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“One of those things” – Stacey’s story

My name is Stacey. In 2013, I was beyond devastated to learn at my 12 week scan of my very first pregnancy that my baby had died about a week before and that I would need to undergo surgery. There was no reason for it; no explanation; just ‘one of those things’ I was told and I felt for...

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The bag was not ready – Geoffrey’s story

I am Geoffrey and my son was born twelve weeks early and almost didn’t make it.  Up until that point the pregnancy was going great.  We had done all the stuff normal couples do, eat lots of cake, disagree about baby names and generally get into nesting mode. But one night my wife started to...

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A story of hope – Hannah’s story – an update

My name is Hannah and in 2016 I raised money and awareness for the Genesis Research Trust by cycling 107 miles around Anglesey in North Wales. I suffer with Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) as well as high natural killer cells, and because of this I have been battling infertility since Rob and I decided to...

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#26MilesFor26Weeks – Holly’s Story

I am running the London Marathon for Genesis to raise money for research into preterm birth. Despite affecting 10% of pregnancies there is still no effective test to predict preterm birth or treatment to prevent it. As an obstetrician I have always been very frustrated that there is very little we can do to help...

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Lily – Rachael’s Story

The main reason for my participation in the Genesis Research Trust cycling events is the loss of my daughter Lily. Together, with the struggle through fertility treatment that not only myself and my husband had to endure, but our friends and family also. Such is the stress involved we lost a few friends along the...

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Ryan and Olivia – Annabel’s story

When asked about my story it's difficult to know where to start. Without wanting to write down my life history since I was 10! Anyway, I've always been a bit (my mum may disagree with this) accident prone but usually through my own misdemeanours. I've also always been a glass half full or fully full...

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Apple crumble – Sarah’s story

Albert On 29th April 2015 my world fell apart. I was at my dating scan and was 12 weeks and 6 days pregnant, the sonographer had just said to me ‘I’m sorry, but there is no heartbeat’. This was then verified by another sonographer, I was then walked up to the ‘Emergency gynaecology assessment unit’...

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PCOS, NK Cells and IVF – Rob’s Story

I am Rob, Hannah’s husband. You might have noticed that this site doesn’t contain any stories from the mans/husbands/partners perspective. This could be for a number of reasons: generally men aren’t as open as women at rambling on endlessly about feelings and “stuff”. men feel the urge to be the strong one and to try...

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PCOS, NK Cells and IVF – Hannah’s Story

My name is Hannah, and on the 21st August I will be cycling 107 miles around Anglesey in North Wales to raise money for Genesis Research Trust. I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) at an early age and told I had a poor prognosis of having children. Throughout the years, I received little...

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