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I am a general obstetrician and gynaecologist working in East London. I was diagnosed with POI whilst undergoing IVF; my husband and I now live a positively childfree life. You might meet me on one of our regular Live Chats.
I am a medical student hoping to eventually specialise in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. I learnt about Daisy Network through one of my lecturers and instantly knew that I wanted to get involved. Since joining Daisy, I have been really excited to have been a part of the big changes the charity has made and our growing support system, I am particularly looking forward to being involved in Daisy’s mission to raise awareness and knowledge of POI and improve support for those impacted.
I am bioscientist by background with over 12 years of experience in technology transfer and partnership development in the agricultural sector. When diagnosed with POI at the age of 35, I was shocked to hear that in only 10% of cases the causes for the condition are ever identified. That led me to volunteer my transferable skills to help the Daisy Network set up new research partnerships aimed at promoting a better understanding of POI.
I’m 20 years old and I am one of the volunteers here at Daisy.
Little fun facts about me: Love Harry Styles and all things 1D, love a good cuppa and some chocolate! I’m an actor and dancer! I’m a bookworm! I love yoga and I’m currently at uni in London!
I was diagnosed myself at the age of 16 with POI back in 2014 and am now collaborating with Amy to try and help raise awareness about POI in teenagers. I think it is so important to keep the conversation going and to not feel embarrassed as it it a part of us which I think should be embraced! So please feel free to get in contact with us about ANYTHING! We are here to listen and respect what you have to say. Speak soon peeps!
Daisy Network in Australia
I was diagnosed with POI at 31, just 4 months after giving birth to my sleeping baby daughter, Alexandra. I spent many difficult years battling its effects and always felt a sense of solitude because of the lack of support and information available in Australia about this disorder. I am delighted to lead Daisy Network's expansion to Australia and hope others will join me to build a network that will provide a community and be a voice that is dedicated to supporting women living with POI and their loved ones.
I am 23 year old playwright, theatre director, and actor, who is interested in putting women's health issues centre stage. My most recent play 'Flushed' has been touring the UK, and was written to raise awareness and encourage conversation about POI. Through 'Flushed' I have been able to engage with new audiences, and get a wider network of people thinking about POI. Through art and theatre I want to continue to encourage these conversations, and help break down taboos associated with Premature Menopause, and women's health.
Daisy Network in Canada
I was diagnosed at age 27, just a few months after I got engaged. I had never heard of POI before and found my diagnosis to be quite overwhelming. I have been shocked and saddened by the lack of support in Canada for women diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Insufficiency. As lucky as I feel to be a part of this online community, I’d love to have the opportunity to meet others face-to-face to discuss this difficult chapter in our lives. Remember, this journey might not always be easy but it’s a heck of a lot easier knowing you’re not going through it alone!
Daisy Network in Germany
I was diagnosed with POI at age 28 in 2017, something no one around me had ever heard about before. Learning more about the effects of POI and treatment options helped me so much in dealing with it and finding my way back to a happy state of mind. Since there is hardly any organized information and support about POI in Germany, I want to help women in the same situation and spread awareness about it. Never forget that all the emotions that you’re going through are valid. Please remember to talk to and be there for one another.
I've worked as a project manager for just over ten years, it's great that I’m able to utilise my skills and volunteer here at Daisy. I'm in surgical menopause aged 32 after a hysterectomy and oophorectomy. After surgery I felt ill prepared and quite alone, a Daisy Network poster that I spotted at a menopause clinic changed that. Throughout my journey I’ve felt both shocked and encouraged. Shocked, that so many people are unaware of what POI is, and encouraged that the Daisy Network is changing this by breaking down taboos, raising awareness and working so hard to educate and support those living with POI.