The decision to create a family for some is just the first step in a relatively simple process. But for those with fertility challenges, the journey to conceive a child can be deeply emotional, physically exhausting, and expensive.

According to IVF Australia one in six Australian couples are affected by infertility, which is an issue that effects both men and women, however those impacted often recall feeling isolated and alone on their journey as they struggle to conceive.

The more people share their experience, the better understanding there is about exactly what that journey might look and feel like.

 

While the decision to keep your medical and family business private is most certainly a valid one, the Australian celebrities in the gallery below have chosen to bravely open up about their journey with infertility to help normalise the IVF experience for those who are starting on the journey.

12 Australian celebrities helping to normalise the IVF experience