My name is Emily, and my husband and I are 1 in 8.

One in eight couples struggle with infertility. I was born prematurely which caused complications. Due to those complications, the doctors told me that I would not be able to have my own children.

I didn’t think much of it because I didn’t think I’d ever get married. To my surprise, I did! However, the reality of infertility set in when we started trying to conceive.

After a few rounds of testing, we were told it couldn’t happen for us, which was so heart-wrenching to accept.

When you can’t have your own kids, it can feel like you’re broken. While people are growing their families all around you, you feel less than.

Emily C., IL

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