A U.K. couple hopes their emotional IVF journey can give hope to others struggling with fertility issues.
Jade Hartley created a video to document her difficult but ultimately rewarding experience as she tried to conceive with her partner Brett Crisp. "Around four years ago we decided we wanted to start our own family," she writes in a video caption, adding, "Unfortunately last year I was told I wouldn't conceive naturally."
The video shows the couple's journey through medical appointments, painful injections, side effects and eventually, a positive pregnancy test. Hartley and Crisp, who are due to become parents on April 9, shared their video on Facebook to announce the good news. It has been viewed over 3.6 million times.
The parents-to-be also posted the video on YouTube, along with an encouraging caption: "I want to show the world a fraction of what it is like to struggle with conceiving. I want all those who are fighting this to know it does work, and it is hard but don't ever give up on your dreams."
Congratulations to the joyful couple.
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