If you’re like me, you know a few people who are going through a period of infertility. I’ve talked about it before here. I believe that it’s super important as human beings to show concern for other people’s feelings. That’s why I also think it’s important to teach kids about infertility. Today, we talk about the negative effects of referring to them as test tube babies and other ways to help children understand they were born out of love even if it was a different method. IVF is a common infertility treatment, and we owe it to future generations to get a better understanding of it for ourselves and our children. That’s why we brought our friend Gilly over to talk about her book. The book helps explain the love and struggle behind infertility.
Gilly-Elle Wiltshire is a published researcher who completed her Speech and Language therapy degree in Manchester, UK before finishing her Disability masters in Australia and making the transition to children’s author in 2016.
Her first book, Our Dream Come True, is a story of love and inspiration crafted especially for children that explains the process of IVF in a fun and friendly way. Inspired by the birth of her daughter, the book aims to strengthen parent-child bonding by explaining the emotional obstacles overcome throughout the IVF journey and the love and commitment parents have to the process and their children.
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