I just wanted to remind everyone that National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is coming up quickly on April 24th -30th. Last year, I used this week as an opportunity to openly share my struggle with Secondary Infertility on Facebook and also used it as a chance to educate others on a topic that is so often misunderstood and not talked about enough. It truly amazed me how much support I received, how many asked me those hard questions or wanted to just know more about secondary infertility, and also the amount of people I had on my ‘friends list’ who confided in me that they too struggle with either primary infertility, secondary infertility, or who have experienced a miscarriage.
By finding the courage to openly talk about a tough subject, we open the lines of communication about it and help others learn more about it in hopes that changes can be made as well as allow others to feel supported in a world where they may feel alone or like support is non-existent.
It is my challenge to you this year during NIAW to help spread awareness about infertility. You may be experiencing infertility yourself and are looking for a way to “come out of the closet” so to speak or you may never have first hand experienced infertility yourself, but chances are someone you know has and you may not even know it. Spreading awareness is easy and if you are looking for ways to help, Resolve: The National Infertility Association has some wonderful ideas of how to get awareness out there on social media on the following link: http://www.resolve.org/national-infertility-awareness-week/social-media-ideas.html?referrer=https://www.facebook.com/.
Together we can help spread awareness! Please consider participating in NIAW! Your help could make a huge difference!