The struggle to conceive and carry a baby to full-term is a lonely and dogged battle fought by many couples. And it's difficult to convey the sense of frustration and desperation to anyone who hasn't walked this road, but luckily there are dedicated professionals who can help.
One woman's account of her long route to fertility gives some insight into the lengths couples will go to in order to fall pregnant when they feel the time is right.
Obstacles to fertilisation
Health before pregnancy
(Joanne Hart, Health24, January 2010)