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‘Coming out to the car park and breaking the news, ‘there’s no heartbeat’’: How the pandemic has impacted fertility


by Meg Walker
04th Nov 2021

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Meg Walker examines the effects the pandemic has had on those experiencing fertility issues.

On the evening of October 15 2021, I scrolled through Twitter, Instagram and even Facebook, which I rarely do these days – I usually just check my alerts, but on this day there were more of those than usual, one which flagged a friend’s Facebook Story: a small, lit candle and the hashtag #waveoflight. For those who don’t know about it, this is the day during Baby Loss Awareness Week when the world is invited...

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