It’s estimated that one in eight couples in the U.S. have trouble conceiving a child. The CDC reports about 7.5 million women or 12.3% have trouble getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. While many factors contribute to the cause of infertility, it’s important for individuals and couples to understand they are not alone in their struggle.

National Infertility Awareness Week is April 23-29 and it’s an appropriate time to shine a light on resources available to help individuals and couples realize their dream of a family. Here are a few tips to share with couples struggling with infertility: