Rachel's Interviews and Features

My Real Life Fertility Story

My Real Life Fertility Story

*As featured on BabyCentre Mum who struggled with infertility says BabyCentre’s support helped her conceive…and has now written a book about it! When Rachel Cathan struggled to conceive, she turned to the BabyCentre community forums for support. Desperate and...

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Ten Things to Test Your Sanity in the Two-Weet Wait

Ten Things to Test Your Sanity in the Two-Weet Wait

*As featured in Fertility Road (May/June2017) Ten Things to Test Your Sanity in the Two-Week Wait Infertility throws so many challenges our way, and none more sanity-threatening than the dreaded two-week wait. From my own experiences across years of fertility...

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An Open Letter to our Last Embryo

An Open Letter to our Last Embryo

* As featured on The Muse       Dear Speck of Dust (for that was the size of you when we met five years ago), You might never know how we used to talk about you, and even wave to you on occasion as we drove past the turnoff for the fertility clinic...

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Interview with Inheritance Books

Interview with Inheritance Books

Today on the Inheritance Books sofa we have Rachel Cathan. Hi Rachel, grab a seat. While I get teas and cake, why don’t you tell us a bit about yourself? Hi Rhoda, thanks for the invite; it’s a real treat to be here. [It’s a treat to have you here.]  I am a writer...

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Why I Decided to Write 336 Hours

Why I Decided to Write 336 Hours

My initial reason for writing 336 Hours was pretty simple: it was a form of therapy. And a form of therapy that was much-needed at the time. This story emerged from the diaries I kept during the years that my husband and I were trying for a baby. It was as we...

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Writing About Real Life: The Pros and Cons

Writing About Real Life: The Pros and Cons

When it comes to writing a book, sticking to what you know is generally considered sound advice. But, as with anything, there are inevitably some downsides to exposing your real-life experiences – and the most obvious of these has to be that it feels like a pretty big...

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So… is this year going to be ‘The Year’?

So… is this year going to be ‘The Year’?

What can you do when the only thing you want from the New Year requires better luck and good fortune rather than greater willpower and commitment? How can you make a New Year’s resolution out of something you can't control? And yet how can you set yourself more...

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