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"Infertility doesn't go away. We are still struggling with growing our family."
Krista George lost her first baby when she was 11 weeks pregnant.
Wendy Litner channelled her energy into the web series "How to Buy a Baby."
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I never imagined I'd be posting a pre-surgery selfie in hospital scrubs looking like a scared animal about to go under general anesthesia for a procedure on my uterus.
Despite the fact that one in six couples in North America has difficulty conceiving, infertility is still something with a lot of stigma attached to it. Few people openly discuss their fertility struggles, and many people experience shame. As an infertility counsellor, I see many women whose identity, body image, and self-esteem erode as they struggle to conceive while, seemingly, everyone else gets pregnant with ease around them.