If you are feeling like you are the only woman or man on earth who is unable to conceive, or the only woman experiencing menopause, you are just three clicks away from seeing that you really are not alone – simply click on Instagram, search for IVF or menopause, and thousands upon thousands of accounts will appear, from women and indeed some men, who are documenting their journeys through pictures, videos, stories, reels and lives.
Remember though, as wonderful as it is to be able to turn to an online community for support, it really is so important to be mindful that it can be overwhelming, and not always what you need to hear. You can at times be faced with conflicting words, from new TTC friends who all suggest you do things the way that they did. So, the key is to find the right balance – so that you feel supported, but not confused.
If you haven’t yet discovered the incredible support that we offer on Instagram and Facebook, do take a look.
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