While some women have no issues getting and staying pregnant, there are others who go through more than most of us could ever even imagine to have a baby. A photo posted on the Sher Institutes facebook page perfectly illustrates just what some women experience in their struggles with IVF to have a baby.
The image shows a newborn girl surrounded by a heart made out of syringes - the syringes that represent the countless injections her mother endured so that she could have a baby. And according to ABC News, that wasn't even all the supplies the mom used. According to Dr. Molina Dayal the mother had been through multiple IVF cycles over the course of a year and a half.
The mother, known as Angela, told the news station that her advice for other women in the same situation was to "hang in there."
"The needles were the easy part. It was the emotional struggle, the ups and downs, that really took a toll," she said to ABC News. "I'm single and waited a long time for a husband to come. And then by that time it was difficult to get pregnant."
The picture has already received almost 10k likes and over three thousand shares on the Sher Institute facebook page, with many commenting about their own fertility struggles and sharing pictures of their own IVF children. One sentiment that is shared amongst all the comments is that no matter how many syringes it took, it was always worth it.
Did you struggle with fertility? Can you relate to this picture?