There are a bevy of reasons someone may struggle to conceive a child naturally, including polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, sexually transmitted infections or simply age and lifestyle factors, to name a few.

One option to consider, if you have the means, is to have a surrogate carry the baby for you.

A surrogate's perspective

Chelsea Kimball, a doula at Birth Fort Worth, has birthed two surrogate children. She described surrogacy as "both really straightforward and entirely complicated."

"It's a birthing person choosing to carry a child who isn't theirs for someone who couldn't themselves," Kimball said. "This can be for a plethora of reasons on both sides."

For Kimball, the reason was simple: She wanted to help people who couldn't have kids of their own.

However, not just anyone can become a surrogate. In Texas, where Kimball lives, requirements to be a surrogate include being a