“When I was first told in my twenties that I had male infertility I went in to a depressive state for a while,” admits Steven , aged 32. “I didn’t want anyone knowing. I thought ‘why am I even here if I can’t have a family?’”
Lucy’s words of encouragement to anyone else going through what she went through are “you are not alone”.
It was a difficult 10-year road, but Ria and Lee are now proud parents to Jacob.
After a football accident as a teenager, it was thought unlikely that Matthew would ever father children. His daughter Ava was born in January 2015.