Defence Fertility Network becomes official

The Defence Fertility Network has become an official Defence support group, giving families across the Armed Forces who are undergoing fertility treatment a way to connect with others.

Network spokesman Major John O’Neill found that more support was needed whilst going through fertility treatment with his wife.

He said: “Fertility issues impact some 3.5 million people in the UK. Having to undergo fertility support to start a family can be an all-consuming and often lonely journey to take, with the reality that success is not guaranteed. The Defence Fertility Network exists to let all couples know that they aren’t alone and that peer support and guidance is available.”

The network is primarily a private Facebook group, which is rank-free and independent of the chain of command. It joins the Defence Breastfeeding and Child Bereavement Networks as a sub-network of the Army Parents’ Network. More information is on Defence Connect or you can email


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