At a young age I knew that I wanted to be a mum. Unfortunately my wish did not come true.

I have had six IVF cycles and suffered 4 miscarriages with my ex-husband. He now has two daughters with his new wife. You can imagine that life has been an emotional rollercoaster. At fifty, Mother Nature has put me through the menopause and it often feels like those years were endured for no reason, as if daily reminders are not enough.

I tried. I tried until it almost broke me.

There is life beyond the pain. I am now in a happy relationship with my childhood sweetheart. I’ll never forget the sadness of being childless but I feel that I’m now free from trying and enjoying being me.