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Emily and Eli

I could write several volumes of our (in)fertility journey, but there are moments that I relive more than others. Those early days of finding out that this would be our story. That actual, awful, dreadful day, where our world was walloped. We had stopped using birth control late 2014 and started actively trying in early 2016. My husband worked at a mine on a fly-in fly-out schedule, so we were a bit more patient as we did not get to “try” every month. But by August 2017, we had recorded 12 failed cycles and had started doing the generic round of fertility tests.

I remember everything about the day we found out we were infertile. It was December 4th, 2017. Our appointment was at 3:35 p.m. At 3, I was putting my boots on and saying goodbye to my colleagues. They were all well aware of our struggle. They were…

Nicole and Doug

My husband Doug and I got married in 2015. We had discussed when we wanted to start trying for a family and decided to wait a year or two, thinking once we started trying it would just happen

Shannon and Gregory

I always knew I wanted to be a Mom. My Mom was 28 when she had me, and I’d always planned on having kids in my early twenties when I was still full of energy, but as it would seem, life had other plans.

Marina and Val

Navigating family planning and fertility treatments as a same sex couple in the LGBTQ+ community is a rollercoaster that comes with unique challenges.

Tristan and Jessica

Starting a family was everything we had ever wanted. However, being a part of the LGBTQ+ community brings forth challenges with starting a family you don’t often think of.

Brianna and Josh

I feel like the words infertility and joy are not often used in the same sentence. When I reflect on my own infertility journey, I must admit that the word “joy” isn’t one that initially pops up in my mind.

Shaila and Dallas

At 30 my partner Dallas and I went to a fertility clinic where my diagnosis was confirmed and I was told the only way I could have a child was through egg donation.

Chantal and Keith

Almost a year later I found strength, courage and enough finances to attempt a 4th IVF round. It was my most stressful and physically demanding cycle to date.

Jacklyn and Brent

My name is Jacklyn and my husband’s name is Brent, we met in 2016 and fell in love almost instantly.

Erin and Josh

I always knew I wanted to be a mom someday when the time was right - when I'd met my forever person. I'm actually from a huge family – the baby of 10 - yes you read that right, I am the youngest of 10 children.

Stacie and Matt

In my early 20s, I didn’t want kids. I was never the woman who wanted to hold other people’s children, I didn’t babysit as a teenager, I didn’t even really play with baby dolls as a child.


I started my surrogacy journey in 2015 shortly after my own daughter was born. I knew I loved pregnancy and also that I wanted to help people experience the joy of having a baby.

Kelsey and Ryan

Our struggle with infertility was a long difficult road but I would do it all again to have our daughter! Like most we tried for a year with no luck, contacted a doctor who then referred us to a clinic.

Matthew and Michael

We are Matthew, Michael and Chloe and here’s our story. As a gay couple, our options for having a child were extremely limited.

Tyler and Jessica

In October 2015 I went off the pill, we were so excited for what could potentially come over the next year. January 2017 and still no pregnancy so I went to my doctor.

Marcel and Mandii

As a husband, it was difficult to watch my wife struggle daily with feeling like she was “broken”. She knew from the start it would be a difficult journey.

Megan and Peter

My name is Megan and my husband’s name is Peter. We got married in August of 2017 and been trying to have our first child since May of 2018 with no luck.

Dee and Mitch

We already had a child and did not think we would have any issues trying to have a second, but that was not the case at all.

Ashley and Aaron

Since I was 14 years old I was told it may be hard to concieve due to endometriosis, reoccurring ovarian cysts and fibroids.

Alisha and Liam

My husband Liam and I have been together for 9 years and married for 7 years. We met and fell in love in Cape Town but immigrated to Calgary in November 2015.

Brittenay and Aaron

When I first sat down many years ago to share our story, Aaron and I were still so new to the world of infertility. We honestly had no clue what we were getting into.

Megan and Steve

Megan and Steve are high-school sweethearts. They started dating in 2006, got married in 2012 and immediately started trying to grow their family.

Christa and Dave

Dave and I met in 2010 at a house party that my best friend dragged me too. We were both pretty happy go lucky people, and thus started the best relationship I’ve ever had with someone.


I am 44 years old and have suffered with unexplained infertility for many years. I am very lucky to be in the 95th percentile for my age.

Andrea and Adrian

My story starts out pretty simple. I knew I always wanted to be a mother and when I got pregnant for the first time it was like a dream come true.

Mary and John

There’s nothing more beautiful than when you prove to yourself just how strong you are. My journey started just like anyone else's.

Rachel and Dan

Dan and I started dating in 2008, when we were just 18 years old. We both had big goals in terms of our schooling and careers.

Shelley and Chris

Never has a statistic so fully defined and saddened me. After years of being responsible by taking birth control and using an IUD, it was time to be carefree… or so we thought!

Dawn and Kyle

Shortly after my husband and I got married in 2013 we decided to stop birth control and see what would happen.

Rick and Nicole

Our story started as high school sweethearts. Typical young love, got engaged, married and started careers.

Leslie and Jeremy

Jeremy and I met on a dating website plenty of fish in 2009. Short time later we begin our dating journey.

Russ and Alycia

Russ and I met through mutual friends in October of 2008. In June 2010 we were engaged and then married in September 2011.

Lyndsey and Mike

My husband and I were married for just over five years when we started to try to get pregnant. I had just begun a new job 9 months earlier.

Keeley and Josh

I never thought in a million years even with the history of my mother that I would ever struggle to get pregnant and sustain a pregnancy.

Keely and Maxime

Our names are Keely and Maxime Hunter. We have been together since October 2013 and have been married since May 2019.

Alessia and Mike

In 2015, at 30 years old, my husband and I decided it was time to start growing our family. Excited we started trying. We quickly became pregnant and were beyond thrilled.

Stephanie and Vince

As we embark on our soon-to-be 10 year anniversary, I sit and reflect our journey here. I would be lying if I told you that I never would have imagined our story would have faced so many struggles.

Faye and Shawn

In March 2008, Shawn and I met on Plenty of Fish, an online dating site. I was in my first year of my undergrad and Shawn in his third of his mechanic diploma.

Meredith and Jason

5 years ago, the idea of blood-work made me cry. Now, I ask with little trepidation, which arm? In July of 2015, after over a year of trying, I was pregnant.

Jeff and Kaeleigh

When my husband and I started trying, we were relatively young. I was 26, he was 27, so we didn’t expect any problems.

Dean and Mallorie

When Dean and I got married, the plan was always to start trying for kids right away. We both came from large families and wanted to have 2, maybe 3 kids of our own.

Coreen and Neil

It all began seven year ago, when my gynaecologist suggested my husband and I start trying to conceive.

Lori and Sean

My name is Lori and I’ve been married to my husband Sean, my anchor, for just over 16 years, and we have unexplained infertility.

Taylor and Alex

Hello! I’m Taylor and my husband is Alex. We met online, later in life, and got married three years after our first date.

Mandy and Dave

Dave and I met in July 2012. I had miscarried an anembryonic pregnancy (blighted ovum) the prior February.

Erin and Jay

Our names are Erin and Jay, and we’ve been on quite the journey with trying to conceive the last five-plus years.

Christina and Phil

Phil and I had a beautiful wedding in 2007, celebrating it with family and friends from far and near. After several months, we decided to start a family.

Amira and Johnny

Ten years ago, I was 1 in 6. Today, I am on the other side and can confidently say we made it through.

Allison and Patrick

This is my husband Patrick and I with our two dogs. After struggling to conceive for the past four years, we were elated to find out that our final embryo implanted.

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