Infertility is not something I ever thought I would experience. My partner and I both come from big families, and those closest to us have had multiple children and conceived relatively easily. So when we realised there may be an issue, it came as a big shock to me.
We got married four years ago, at 26, and our plan was to spend a few years together enjoying life before trying for children. However, later that same year we thought we were pregnant. We weren’t, but it stuck in my head and suddenly my desire for children changed. I wanted them now. I guess I’d always thought, maybe naively, that you come off the pill and then you get pregnant. But actually, when you look into it more, you realise you can only conceive in a small window during the month. You learn about your body, your cycle. We then spent up until March 2020 trying.