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"How open water swimming helped me survive IVF"

Alexandra Heminsley shares how she found solace in swimming while undergoing IVF treatment

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"I missed the old me, I longed for the future me and I had no idea who the current me was supposed to be. Yet, against it all was the background of my swimming. An unlikely athlete, I surprised myself by enjoying the cold water of the sea off Brighton as the seasons changed and the water became less hospitable. The salt and ice of the seawater began to feel like a safer, softer place to be than any other. Because it was here that I truly had to live in the moment."

 

Last updated: 25-May-2018 at 12:28 PM