1 in 6 couples in the UK experience difficulties with conceiving and fertility issues. Sadly it remains a taboo subject in our society. As a consequence many women feel too embarrassed and ashamed to seek the help and support they need and deserve. Lets start talking about the hidden suffering that affects so many and bring the emotional and psychological journey of fertility and IVF into public awareness and understanding.
One person who knows this battle all too well is This Morning's Sharon Marshall, who spent six years undergoing IVF treatment before giving birth to her daughter Betsey. Sharon had seven gruelling cycles of IVF and two heartbreaking miscarriages and says she was completely underprepared mentally, emotionally and physically for the turmoil her body was going to experience. To mark fertility week, Sharon joined Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield to share her story in the hope of helping others.