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With one in six couples experiencing infertility, why is it that no one talks about it openly? Why do so many couples suffer in silence? Why do we feel like a failure when we don’t conceive on cue?
For many years I was in a haze, thinking that my life would "start" when I fell pregnant and had a baby.
I feared the times when my mind wasn’t occupied at work or busily doing "things" as that meant I had free time to think and I would always be thinking about my lack of a baby, that something was missing in my life... that I wasn’t whole.
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With the chances of even falling pregnant each month lean to start with, why do we feel so ashamed of not being able to?
Why do we feel we have to suffer in silence and that we don’t have a purpose in life if we want children but can't have them?