Sorry for starting the thread and running!
We decided against applying for our early release of super. Instead we sought and obtained funding from the bank for our next cycle.
The thing that really put me off was that I had to get a letter from my GP and my FS stating that I was suffering mental/emotional trauma due to not being able to have a baby.
Now, I've been through some sh!t in my time, don't get me wrong. I've miscarried our only baby and it damn near killed me.
But I refuse to paint myself as a victim. I'm sad that I'm not yet holding a baby in my arms, but I'm not suffering depression. Plus, I had other options. I fully support anyone who due to emotional and financial issues chooses to go this route, but it wasn't for me - yet.
So purely on principle, we didn't apply for early release of super.
All the very best to everyone,