This week is UK Fertility Week and today the theme is #FertilityAtWork
Infertility can affect every aspect of your life: physically, emotionally, romantically, financially, socially — professionally.
The impact of infertility on a woman’s career is often overlooked, and shouldn’t be underestimated.
(Both men and women suffer from infertility, and both men and women go through infertility treatment together as a couple: but it’s the female partner who experiences the physical side of treatment — as well as any subsequent pregnancy or pregnancy loss — therefore I’m focusing primarily on the impact of infertility on women in this instance).
We know infertility is really common — in the UK it’s 1 in 6 couples.
As is miscarriage — an estimated 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage.
Really, really common. But how many people who’ve experienced this have done so in silence — not even telling friends, let alone work?