Siobhan and Jim Boucher and their daughter, Rachael (7), at home at Castleknock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Cliff and Anne had been going out for only two months when he discovered through medical investigations at the age of 30 that he was probably infertil(...)

Lyn Sharkey: the author of The Baby Wait had to learn the difference between being ‘ready’ to start a family and  being ‘able’ to. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Lyn Sharkey was out painting the front door of the brand new five-bedroom house her husband had built outside Cavan town when a neighbour stopp(...)