My name is Robyn Birkin. I’m 34 years old and I’m from Perth in Western Australia.
My story is a crazy cocktail of ovulation inductions, IUI’s, IVF cycles, OHSS and ICSI, but not before a miscarriage rocked my world. I remember saying to my husband that I could deal with IVF, I could deal with OHSS, but not a miscarriage too….I could handle two things, but I couldn’t handle a third. Well, turns out I could deal with it, because I had to!
You’re stronger than you know babe, and so was I, but I didn’t realise it until I hit rock bottom. It honestly took everything I had to pull myself out of the trenches and soldier on. I reached into my soul and came out a warrior, and I was determined to succeed. Not to have a baby (although I was pretty f*cken determined to make that happen too!), but to make sure that infertility didn’t take over and ruin my life.
Want someone who knows what it is like in the trenches to guide you through this journey? I got your back, girl.
Want someone who give you advice on how to deal with the folks around you who just don’t get it? I’m your woman.
Want someone to help you nourish your body and your mind so that baby or no baby, you come out of this, not only alive, but feeling like you can take anything the world throws at you, instead of just a pin cushion? You’ve found the right space babe.
Want to join a community of women, in the same situation as you, instead of feeling like you’re the only person in the universe going through this rough time? Then take a deep breath, sign up and together let’s build a community of support, knowledge and positivity.
Getting pregnant isn’t always as easy it seems. In fact, it can be damn hard work. It can be emotionally draining and soul crushing. And infertility sucks.
I know, because I’ve been there.
I’m a real woman who knows what it’s like and is passionate about helping guide you through this fertility roller coaster.
I’m the person whose one step ahead of you on this journey. I’m the person who won’t stop working to break the stigma of infertility. I’m the person who is committed to helping you survive this shitty time in your life.
Modern Day Missus is about helping you not only survive infertility and that bumpy road to successfully falling pregnant, but providing you with strategies to help you cope with the stress and heartache, rediscover the old you, knowledge to guide you through the processes, and information about how to maximise your chances of falling pregnant.
If falling pregnant for you has been a bumpy ride, then I’d urge you to join my private, CLOSED Facebook group – it’s a new group, filled with supportive souls. If you want daily inspiration and support, a safe place to feel vulnerable, the chance to connect with others on your journey when it seems like no-one around you understands, and a place to ask the questions you can’t ask your Doctor then this is your place. Click here to join our group.
P.S. Why are we infertile? I’m not entirely sure. There’s a post in there somewhere, but one thing (of about a million) that I’ve learnt, is that SO many of us never really find out what’s going on.
P.P. S. Do we have a baby? YES! Chloe was born in February 2015. We’re thrilled as you can imagine, but before we fell pregnant with her, I was confident that I could rock the space this world gave me, even if we never had kids (and I still think that life can be amazing without kids). I don’t know whether my diet and lifestyle contributed to this outcome either, and I can’t guarantee that if you stick with me, you’ll fall pregnant. Honey, I don’t think anyone can, and anyone who says otherwise is a faker, and I’m an honest, straight talking girl. In 2016 we’re making plans to begin treatment again too!