i am posting this again for those who have missed my comments
Infertility can be very isolating, and we know how much peer support can help through those long lonely days (and nights) when no one else seems to understand the impact it can have.
Our HealthUnlocked site has been set up to provide a platform where you can find the support that you need, no matter what stage of the journey you are at. Everyone is at a different stage of that journey, but our aim is that this platform can help support you all along the way. There is no doubt that everyone feels the pain of infertility, the difference is in the way people deal with that pain.
There is no right, and no wrong, in how individuals deal with this painful and emotional issue. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, and those opinions should be respected. Whether you are just starting out, have been trying for a while, or have been successful, this forum should provide a safe place for you to seek support to help you through this difficult time.
We know and accept that at times individuals may not always agree with all of the posts or comments on the forum, particularly when at a different or perhaps a particularly difficult stage of their own journey. Success stories in particular can be a source of hope and inspiration, but at times can be very difficult for some to deal with. Again, there is no right or wrong here, it all comes down to individual circumstances and feelings.
Our aim with this platform is to provide a safe place for you to seek support, share your feelings; the highs, lows and everything in between. One of the lovely ladies on the forum put it very well, saying
"We're all at different parts of our journey, but we're on the same path. Let's support each other as it's the toughest road to travel and doing it with others by our side makes it just that little bit easier."
We hope that we can help you can continue to support each other and try to make things just a little easier
. And we would ask that all users of the forum respect individual opinions, remember that there is no right or wrong in this painful process and work together to ensure that this community is a positive and inspirational one. No matter what stage you are at, you should feel safe and supported in this community, by everyone.
(Fertility Network UK Chief Executive