I’m Ruth McKenna and I am living proof that it’s possible to navigate the world of fertility investigations and treatment, without losing your mind or your partner.
I’ve been where you are. I know how lonely, disheartening and confusing fertility treatment can be. I always imagined that fertility challenges were something faced by other people, but I am one of those people. I am the 1 in 6 people in Ireland affected by infertility.
I’ve come out the other side, sadly without the promised upsized family. Treatment didn’t work out for us & that breaks my heart in so many ways, on so many days. I’m here, sharing my experiences of life after treatment. The one no-one really wants to talk about. The life without kids…
Ruth McKenna is a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist, Yoga Teacher & Designer (BDes Hons, DipNT, CertNLP, mNTOI, RYT) based in Dublin, Ireland. She has straddled two very different worlds of design and holistic health for almost 20 years and in that time has worked as a project manager, interior designer, kitchen designer & consultant, offering training to businesses and personal clients. Ruth is a passionate cook and yogi. She loves to work with groups and has a particular talent for engaging large groups in discussions around all manner of topics.
Following her personal experience with fertility investigations and treatment, Ruth decided to build an online programme, The Fertility Companion. This programme was dedicated to supporting those on a similar journey, to optimise their fertility, nourish their personal relationships and calm the fear & overwhelm that often come along for the ride. After a number of years of investigations and treatment, Ruth chose to step back from fertility treatment and currently does not see clients on a one to one basis.
Ruth has written for a number of health magazines and industry newsletters. She was recently featured in a Cara Magazine article ‘The Homecoming’ following her decision to return to Ireland after a 2 year stint in Sweden. She has also been a guest on the American Holistic Fertility & Wellness Podcast, hosted by Stephanie Risinger. She has also appeared as a designer on RTE’s Beyond The Hall Door. Ruth lives in Dublin with her husband John.