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Survey Reveals Women Trying to Get Pregnant Report Loneliness and Self-Blame

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62% underestimated how emotional journey to pregnancy would be, reinforcing need for adequate resources and education about infertility experience

MCLEAN, Va., May 02, 2024–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new survey commissioned by First Response™ in collaboration with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association shows that women report feeling lonely, blame themselves and find misinformation as they are trying to get pregnant. The survey of 1,000 U.S. women ages 25-34 who were actively trying to conceive in the last 12 months found that a majority of women (62%) wish they knew how emotional the journey would be and 39% underestimated how lonely they would feel. More than two-thirds of women trying to conceive (68%) are worried about their ability to become pregnant and one-third were concerned that not being able to get pregnant would be their fault (32%).

“While trying to start or grow your family is a joyous time, it can be filled with worry and stress, especially if you are struggling to get pregnant,” said Barbara Collura, President and CEO of RESOLVE. “We understand the multitude of concerns and emotions experienced during this time, and the survey results reaffirm the importance of ensuring women and couples have the support they need as they go through their pregnancy journeys. That is why we, along with long-standing partners like First Response, continue to build and put resources into our support groups and educational activities like National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), to let them know their experiences are completely valid.”

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