National Infertility Awareness Week 2014


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Today ends National Infertility Awareness Week for 2014. The theme this year was “Resolve to Know More”. One thing I know for sure is that infertility can happen to ANYONE. There is no one “type”. About 1 in 8 couples struggle with infertility. 7.3 million people. So, do yourself a favor andĀ resolve to know more about your own reproductive health.

Want to know something about my own infertility? It actually makes me EXTREMELY uncomfortable to write about it, talk about it, and share the story. But, life wasn’t made for comfort zones. So, as soon as I receive my medical records*, there will be more on that story.

And, please, resolve to know more about how to speak to loved ones struggling with infertility. You really can’t understand the everyday hurt and pain unless you are living it, but you can beĀ more sensitive to those struggling. And remember that statistic above? Chances are you knowĀ some of those 7.3 million people, and it just may be a part of their life they don’t want to share…Ā 25 Things to Say (and Not to Say) to Someone Living with Infertility

Want to resolve to DO more? You can start by writing a simple letter. Below is an excerpt from the AGC Scholarship Foundation, and instructions on what to write:

On May 7, I will be on Capitol Hill with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association educating members of Congress on issues and legislation important to all of us in the IF community. As part of #NIAW, I ask for your support by writing letters to your local representatives that I can take with me. You can find a template here: You can also link to the house of representatives directory through that page. Please send your letters to me at: THANK YOU!
*In the next entries I will be sharing the procedures, costĀ out-of-pocket and “with insurance”, and hopefully I will be able to sneak some humor and light in there somewhere <3

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