Sometimes it feels like no one understands what it’s like trying to get pregnant and undergoing fertility treatment. It’s such a hard, lonely road.
Sometimes the best support and comfort is hearing someone else’s story, their ups and downs and what got them through.
Sometimes it’s the best inspiration and motivation to listen to someone who just knows.
Inspiring stories is a collection of in-depth, personal fertility stories opening up about this silent heartbreak happening in millions of homes around the world. These courageous women share their stories with you in the hope that it can bring you comfort, companionship and perhaps some tips, new ideas and avenues to follow.
You can search particular topics or diagnoses to find the stories and blogs most relevant to you and more stories are added all the time.
"Secondary infertility can feel so much harder to speak out about and to seek help because you have been blessed with a child or children."Name: Shannon Carpenter Age: 34 Time TTC: 2 years Diagnosis: Secondary Infertility, Unexplained Infertility, Male Factor...read more
Little by little, a little becomes a lot. Name: Monica Age: 36 Time TTC: 9 Years Diagnosis: IVF, Failed IVF Cycle/s, Unexplained Infertility, Female Infertility, Miscarriage / Loss, Poor Egg Health, Auto-Immune Issue Strategies: Ovulation Charting /...read more
“Vulnerability is the only authentic state. Being vulnerable means being open. Being open to the wounds of life means also being open to the bounty and beauty. Don’t mask or deny your vulnerability: it’s your greatest asset. Be vulnerable: quake and shake in your...read more
Sometimes its hard to see the rainbow when there have been endless days of rain. Name: Poppy Seed Age: 32 Time TTC: 3 years Diagnosis: IVF, Endometriosis, Male Infertility, Sperm Issues, Genetic Testing, Ureaplasma infection Strategies: Ovulation Charting /...read more
As much as I wanted to continue living my daily routine with a positive attitude, slowly but surely life had become 1% flowy wrap dresses and lavish lunch meetings, and 99% needles, meds, pharmacies and doctors appointments while I clung on through the wildest...read more
We threw everthing at it! Finally, we decided the one thing we hadn't tried was surrogacy. Name: Bianca Age: 42 Time TTC: Over 13 years Diagnoses: Endometriosis, Unexplained Infertility, Female Infertility, Miscarriage / Loss, Poor Egg Health Strategies: IVF, Genetic...read more
Infertility was like a line drawn in the sand. There was life before my "unexplained infertility" diagnosis and life after it Name: Sue Age: Now 59 Time TTC: 10 years Diagnoses / Treatments: IUI/s, IVF, Unexplained Infertility, Female Infertility, ZIFT (Zygote...read more
"My advice: Never give up, trust your instinct, don't let doctors fob you off, seek out the specialist help you need and don't wait!"Name: Michelle Age: 37 Time TTC: 2 years Diagnoses / Treatment: PCOS Strategies: Ovulation Charting / Tracking, Reflexology, Lifestyle...read more
"We probably shouldn't have done that round. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result!"Name: Rachael Age: 40 Time TTC: 3 years Diagnosis: IUI/s, IVF, Failed IVF Cycle/s, Endometriosis, Female Infertility,...read more
"Even though I was fit and healthy, my body and mind were stressed." Name: Jodie Age: 46 Time TTC: 1 year Diagnoses / Treatments: IVF, sperm donor Strategies: Fertility Herbs, Lifestyle Changes, Relaxation Techniques My fertility story I was 40 when I decided I didn't...read more
Did you know your story can inspire so many others?
Your fertility story may be just the right support and information to help someone else going through infertility and we’d love you to tell your story on Your Fertility Hub in our Inspiring Stories section
We are looking for individuals who have gone through or are going through infertility to tell their stories. We know just how important other people’s stories are to people and we want to showcase as many as possible.
From one fertility warrior to another!
Each inspiring story will talk about that person’s unique journey, say what helped, what worked, what didn’t and provide inspiring quotes or tips for other women.