Kaylan and I have been together for many years and dreamed of starting a family.

However, after trying for a long time, we discovered we were facing challenges conceiving a child.

After many tests and travelling 4+ hours to seek out support at a fertility clinic, we were told we needed to go straight to IVF.

This was a lot to take in, but we stayed hopeful and positive.

We couldn’t afford to pay out of pocket and decided to wait for our time to come up on the government funded list which ended up being 18 months.

The process of IVF was emotionally and physically draining for us both. We endured countless appointments, injections, and procedures, clinging to the hope that it would all be worth it in the end. Unfortunately, we were left without any viable embryos to continue with our journey. We were absolutely devastated. 

This sounds so cliche, but throughout all of this, we realized that our love for one another was the most important thing and that we would find a way to navigate this difficult journey together.

We decided to take a break from fertility treatments to focus on our relationship and heal from our loss.

We couldn’t be more grateful to the Fertility Friends Foundation for giving us some hope back into our journey because financially it is difficult.

We know that our journey to parenthood might not be easy, but we are determined to face it hand in hand, knowing that as long as we have each other, we could overcome anything that comes our way.

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