It’s estimated that around one in six couples struggle to fall pregnant naturally and despite the prevalence of this experience, it can often feel like a desperately lonely one.
That’s why US-based non-profit organisation, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, has started the #TalkAboutTrying hashtag on social media. They’re encouraging people to open up about their challenges to conceive to raise awareness about infertility.
Here are some of the stories that have been shared so far...
Infertility is generally defined as not being able to get pregnant after a year of trying, for 40 percent of couples it's related to an issue with the male's sperm, for 40 percent it's down to a female reproductive cause and for 20 percent it's a combination of both.
If you're struggling with infertility and would like more information head to ACCESS.org.au