I’m one of the lucky ones, a success story, an infertility graduate. I am now 37 weeks pregnant and ready to welcome my long awaited baby into the world.
ITV This Morning
Even now though, the pain and frustration of infertility is fresh in my mind, so I’m happy to see that ITV’s This Morning is running Fertility Week. The more people who are aware of the issues, the sooner they can get the help and support they need. And friends and family can be more aware of what couples are dealing with.
This week for #charitytuesday I want to give a shout out to Infertility Network UK and particularly their ‘Talking about trying’ campaign. They are encouraging people to talk more openly and honestly about infertility to end the isolation and secrecy surrounding the subject.
This is something I can relate to. Although I opened up to my close friends and family, it is a personal and painful subject to talk about. It is difficult for anyone who hasn’t experienced it to understand and can leave you feeling very alone.
Infertility Network provide information, a helpline and details of support groups. I went along to a group in London which I found very helpful and also used online support forums as a lifeline. Just to know other people are feeling the same is so reassuring.
If you are struggling with infertility, know that you are not alone and that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Here are a few resources that I found useful: