New COVID-19 Sessions
TwoDads.U.K COVID-19 Support Sessions - ...
TwoDads chat to Francesca Steyn from CRGH
Having your treatment cancelled or postponed at these challenging times is so stressful and an emotional time. What is it like for Fertility Clinics? How are they coping? What is the latest advice? Hear from one of the UK's leading Surrogacy champions, Francesca from London's leading Surrogacy centre, CRGH.
TwoDads talk about Birthing Preparations during COVID-19
We're delighted to be talking to Sophie aka The Infertile Midwife today LIVE Sophie Martin is a midwife currently working in a busy London hospital. She has been trying for a baby since 2017, and in 2019 gave birth very prematurely to two little boys who sadly died shortly after birth. She also runs @the.infertile.midwife Instagram page for women going through infertility and baby loss. She is an inspiration to all of us. Sophie will be talking to us today about her job as an NHS Midwife and what its like having a baby during a pandemic and how you can be better prepared for your own birthing plan.
TwoDadsU.K COVID-19 Support Session - International Surrogacy with Andrew Spearman from Laytons LLP
Todays episode has a focus on International Surrogacy Law and features the super talent and all knowing Surrogacy Law expert Andrew Spearman from Laytons LLP. Take a peak at todays episode and if you have a US Surrogacy arrangement already or are contemplating one, listen to Andrew to get some helpful tips and great advice during these anxious times. Thank you, Andrew for being a part of our COVID-19 series. To contact Andrew you can reach him at Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org #surrogacy #support #covid19 #twodads #internationalsurrogacy #lawupdate #staysafe
TwoDads.U.K COVID-19 Support Session - Managing Stress with Leon Taylor, the voice of BBC Diving
Today’s episode sees us interview our friend Olympic Medalist, BBC Diving Commentator and Headspace Coach Leon Taylor. Leon takes us through the science behind some excellent techniques to manage stress and allows us to understand more about his popular online sessions he's running via Zoom. Which can be found here; Mindset and Movement live class schedule : https://bookings.leontaylor.co.uk/mindsetandmovement www.leontaylor.co.uk LeonTaylorGB (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) https://linktr.ee/LeonTaylor
TwoDads U K COVID 19 Support - Wellness from a Fertility Clinic perspective ft Marna Marx
In this episode we chat to Marna Marx from Herts and Essex Fertility Centre about how they are working with their staff to ensure their wellbeing is taken care of, and in turn the patients feel some of the benefits of this clinics staff training.
TwoDads.U.K COVID-19 Support Session - Counselling through a pandemic ft. Mary-Anne Singh
Episode 6 OUT NOW! In this episode we chat to the wonderful and talented Mary-Anne Singh (AMBICA & BACP Accredited) who is a Fertility Counsellor at The List supporting patients and talks to us about how patients are coping during these unprecedented times. Below are signposted pieces of information related to the video; • If you cannot get counselling through your clinic (although I think quite a few are providing this) then do go to the BICA website…where you can find a specialised fertility counsellor www.bica.net. But contact your clinic first and find out if there is free counselling available at this time. Angela the Chairwoman of BICA has provided a video on self-care during this time which is very helpful it is on their website and can also be found here: https://www.bionews.org.uk/page_148894 • Additionally, if paying for counselling is not an option then contact your GP find out if they can refer you to a counsellor and find out about local counselling support service. • For our Lister patients if you want clinical support please call: 07850502709 but for counselling just email: Secretarygroup@lfclinic.com or call 02078812000 requesting a session, counselling is available before, during and after treatment and is an open door policy – FaceTime appointments are available too (unfortunately this is only available to Lister Patients.) • Fertility Network UK are providing a useful Q & A’s on frozen embryo transfers so please do look on their website: https://fertilitynetworkuk.org/covid-19-your-fet-questions-answered/ They also run a support line which is run between 10am-4pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 0121-323-5025. • There is also the Samaritans- it’s not just a place you can call if you feel suicidal, but it is there for you to talk and be heard without judgement. The number is: 116 123 for free. • IVF Babble is also a useful resource and can direct you to online support and facebook groups (although some of these communities are US based they are still helpful). www.ivfbabble.com • For those who are suffering with OCD’s and heightened anxiety disorders then accessing a psychologist could be very helpful have a look on this website for a psychologist who could work with you remotely during this time: www.bps.org.uk and also MIND has some very useful self-help resources that you can download : www.mind.org.uk
TwoDads.U.K COVID-19 Support Sessions - UK Surrogacy; How to prepare during a pandemic
Episode 7 is here! I chatted to Family Law UK Surrogacy expert and friend of TwoDads.U.K Bev Jones from JMW Law. Bev spoke to us about how to be prepared during the pandemic with your Surrogacy pregnancy, as you may find yourselves entering into new conversations with NHS Trusts as you birthing preparations take place. If you need support with your Surrogacy birthing preparations that may be experiencing NHS challenges (such as Car Park handovers or Intended Parents being treated as Birthing Partners) please contact Bev on Beverley.Jones@jmw.co.uk In this video, Talulah made a guest appearance - I had planned to edit it out but I felt it's another example of real family lockdown life in an imperfect isolated world. #covid19 #TwoDads #Support #SurrogacyLaw #NHS #BirthingduringCovid #surrogacylaw #JMWLaw
TwoDads U K COVID 19 Support Session - UK Guidance with regards treatment ft Dr J Nicopoullos S1E8
Welcome to Episode 8 (recorded 21st April). Talking to one of London's leading Consultants about how The Lister Fertility Clinic are managing patients, and how the hospital has been transformed into an NHS support function. In this Episode the lovely and talented Dr James Nicopoullos also shares some interesting data The Lister have with regards to the net impact this is having on women, in terms of how much their fertility is possibly declining during these 3-4 months. The data really surprised us! Check it out here!
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Series 2 Episode 1 is here! 19 Parenting Crises ft. @2_papas_in_oz
We're back! This time we're talking to other parents from Instagram, about how Lockdown has been for them. Accounts from all over the world, and some faces that you may know from either following them, or from familiar faces from the tellybox! In Episode One, we chat to 2 Papas In Australia (an account we love!). We spoke about their family, their gorgeous two boys, their love for Eurovision and everything in between. They moved from Australia back to Spain just as the Pandemic hits Europe, and Spain as we all know was hit hard with COVID-19. Hear all about their experience here. We've had so much making these, so we hope you enjoy them. 19 Episodes ranging from 15- 30 mins of fun, light hearted chat asking the all important question 'How was it for you?' Please note, adult themes and adult language throughout the Series - may not always be suitable for little ears. #Covid19 #Surrogacy #GayDads #TwoDads #19parentingCrises #Support #Spain #UK #RainbowFamily
Series 2, Ep 2, TwoDads (Michael) chat to Freddy McConnell from BBC's 'Seahorse' film
In this episode we spoke to Freddy McConnell, who we first heard about when Wes and I watched and was mesmerised by BBC's 'Seahorse' back in the September 2019. The story of Freddy's fertility journey, and the gripping emotional crescendo that saw us witness him in labour, watching as he gave birth to his son. We were gripped, tears streaming. An emotional, educational walk-through tracking and monitoring his fertility preservation experience, which carefully and sensitively documented his personal account through conception to birth. Genuinely one of the best pieces of TV I've seen, that not only educated us about the Trans community as Gay men and as fellow parents, but something which I think acts as a catalyst to talk to our children about reproductive science. Men have babies too; get over it. Freddy also has a brand-new podcast 'Pride & Joy' available where ever you get your Podcasts; again, this is a real joy to the ears. Can't recommend enough. Thank you, Freddy, for taking part and being a joy to talk with, I loved our chat and I appreciate your honesty. Seahorse is now out in the USA and Canada with links from Freddy's website. https://seahorsefilm.com/ #Seahorse #bbcseahorse #Freddymcconnell #Dadlife #Trans #Parenting #PrideandJoy #LGBTQ #PrideMonth #covidsupport #fertilitypreservation
TwoDads and Save The Children
We were tasked by our friends at Save The Children UK with an isolation challenge. We opted for a Cookery challenge - to make something delicious from five ingredients already in our fridge / cupboard. See our result here; also Talulah decided she wanted to be dressed as Ariel. Obviously. If you would like to find more content to help children get creative and fire up their imagination while they're at home, then head on over to Save the Children's new hub, The Den. You can also find great tips on how to talk to children about Coronavirus and how to help manage stress. #growingthroughthis #twodads #savethechildrenUK #cookery #isolation #covid19 #lockdownchallenge #gaydads #family #dadlife #Arielcostume @savechildrenuk
Two Dads and Talulah - Her first Toy review; check her classic moments here!
We are Two Dads, a same sex family from the UK and we are working hard to show our family to others around the globe. To help de-stigmatize Surrogacy, but also help normalise LGBTQ Families. We (TwoDads.U.K) we’re kindly gifted five Addo toys from The Entertainer, and we reviewed them here - well more like Talulah unboxed them and gave her toy review of them. Some of the reactions are super cute and priceless. We hope you enjoy watching. Some classic Talulah moments; come and check it out. https://www.thetoyshop.com/brands/addo -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "(5) Two Dads UK - Gay UK Surrogacy advocates and Same Sex Parents, help other Intended Fathers " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iywz7lukr84 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Two Dads ask 'Quick Fire' Questions to Talulah - the responses will melt your heart!
We're Gay Parents, and we love showing everyone our family, which we do on social media on Facebook and Instagram (@TwoDads.U.K). Hear these cute, quick fire questions with Talulah whilst I (Michael) shared a bath and filmed her incredible facial expressions. They will melt the coldest of hearts. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "(5) Two Dads UK - Gay UK Surrogacy advocates and Same Sex Parents, help other Intended Fathers " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iywz7lukr84 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Two Dads UK - Gay UK Surrogacy advocates and Same Sex Parents (2019)
Michael and Wes are Gay Parents and have two children together via UK Surrogacy, Wes has another daughter from a previous marriage. They live in Worcestershire in the UK. They have been married for 5 years and are committed to helping other Gay Men achieve their dreams of becoming parents. They are also advocates for UK Fertility Treatment and UK Surrogacy. They are working hard to normalise same sex families like theirs and de-stigmatize Surrogacy in the UK. See how they working with Fertility Clinics, Healthcare Professionals and International Brands to help raise awareness of Surrogacy and LGBTQ Families. Hear their story and see what else is in store!
TwoDads Michael and Wes reveal the sex of their Baby LIVE with Talulah! (March 2019)
Watch us (Michael and Wes) as Talulah steals the show as we reveal the sex of our baby! 😩🙈😂 We had a plan for the day but you’ll see it quickly disintegrated! Send Gin! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "(5) Two Dads UK - Gay UK Surrogacy advocates and Same Sex Parents, help other Intended Fathers " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iywz7lukr84 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Bloopers of 2018!
It's sometimes tough getting content together, see our terrible efforts here. Enjoy. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "(5) Two Dads UK - Gay UK Surrogacy advocates and Same Sex Parents, help other Intended Fathers " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iywz7lukr84 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-