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FROM A PATIENT PERSPECTIVE

A COLUMN BY JESSICA HEPBURN, AUTHOR OF THE PURSUIT OF MOTHERHOOD THIS MONTH: SWIMMING FOR NEW LIFE

Over the last year I’ve been asked a lot of questions. How far is it? Do you cover yourself with goose fat? Can you get out and have a rest? But the question I’ve been asked more than any is why on earth do you want to swim the English Channel? Fewer people have swum the 21 miles from England to France than have climbed Mount Everest and for someone who two years ago couldn’t paddle more than a couple of lengths in the pool, and who hates exercise and the cold, it does seem a peculiar choice. But I wanted to do something big, something way beyond my comfort zone. I wanted to find another focus after a decade of fertility treatment and I wanted to fundraise for families without the children they long for, and children without the families they desperately deserve.

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About Fertility Road Magazine UK Edition

Welcome to the new issue of Fertility Road, and one that brings to a close another year. We hope, for you, it has been a journey towards positives, an expansion of ideas and a gathering of reasons that will see you move forward with optimism. Perhaps the days, weeks and months that follow will see you fulfil your dreams; you might even be in the position to inspire and encourage others. Whatever the case and wherever you are along the road, we hope you have a fantastic final couple of months of the year, and a relaxing festive break.
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