#70 Having an amniocentesis when finally pregnant

Season 6, Episode 6,   Jun 14, 2022, 11:01 PM

Join me for today's episode where I hear from Lisa Penny aka Fertilityism. Lisa is a qualified nutrition coach who specialises in women's health and fertility. Through her own experiences, she has a deep understanding and knowledge of boosting fertility naturally with the foods to nourish our bodies and why. I have to say I love Lisa’s philosophy centres on nourishment from within – I’m all about that!!

Her work isn’t the reason we’re chatting though. Lisa, who is mum to 2 year old Milo, is finally pregnant following a natural loss and subsequent IVF treatment since having Milo. During this pregnancy, Lisa had an amniocentesis which is an invasive test you may be offered during pregnancy to check if your baby has a genetic or chromosomal condition. As you’ll hear this is something we explored when pregnant with Wren and when I was researching I couldn’t find too much about it so I’m really honoured that Lisa is sharing her story with us and I hope it helps you if you have or may experience this in the future, or simply because it’s good to know so you can understand and support others.

A couple of things I mentioned in the episode and promised to link to.

Wren's birthday presents
ASDA shop
8ft trampoline (affiliate link)

NIPT Testing
Episode explaining more about NIPT testing with Dr. Donna Fullerton, Consultant Clinical Scientist in charge of NIPT at Nottingham Universities Trust.

If you are finally pregnant or parenting you can find out more about the support I offer at www.catstrawbridge.com/support.

Thank you to sponsors TMRW Life Sciences. TMRW has created the world’s first and only automated platform for the safe management and care of the frozen eggs and embryos used in IVF. Find out more here.

Much love,
Cat x

@tryingyears @finallypregnant