April is Infertility Awareness month.
- 1 in 8 couples (or 12% of married women) have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. (2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth, CDC)
Infertility is heart wrenching. It is gut wrenching. It tests your faith and your relationships. It is life altering, forever. April is Infertility Awareness month. Although I see this topic getting openly talked about more and more, it still isn’t talked about nearly enough in my opinion. It is my belief for those of us who are directly impacted, that if we want to start making a positive difference in regards to this topic and if we want to start seeing changes being made, we need to start sharing our stories and letting the world know how infertility has impacted us directly. Sharing is a very personal thing and I completely respect those of you who are unable to do so at this time, but I truly hope that when you get to a place where you feel comfortable talking about your story that you will share it. It’s completely alright if you never get to that point, but by sharing your story, it is just one simple way of bringing awareness about this topic to life. It is real. It affects so many people and it’s time it’s less taboo to talk about.
How has Infertility rocked your world?
One simple way to begin talking about your experience with infertility is to speak about how infertility has impacted your life. My husband and I struggled with Secondary Infertility trying to have our second child. I could write a book about how infertility rocked my world, however, I will spare you right now and let you click back on blog entries past so as not to repeat my story. Infertility was mentally, physically, emotionally and financially draining on my husband and I. It affected us every single day, 24/7. I always hear people describe it at a roller coaster ride and let me tell you it was the roller coaster ride of our lives. Never in a million years did I think this would happen to us-but it did.
What questions do you have for me?
The reason I started this blog was to become open about our struggle with Secondary Infertility. I decided from the beginning to be open and very raw about our experiences and circumstances. It was also my hope to grab the attention of others who may be struggling with similar circumstances and not only be able to relate to others but also be there for others. This blog has always allowed me to shed light on a topic that has become very near and dear to me and very passionate about. With this said, I am very open to start any type of dialogue on the topic of infertility with you or if you simply have questions regarding the topic or personal questions for me, please never hesitate to write me a comment. I’m so very happy to connect with you about this!
Post a fact about infertility on your Facebook page to bring awareness to infertility and state that April is Infertility Awareness month.
Share your struggle with a trusted friend or family member who may know nothing about infertility, simply with the intent to spread awareness about infertility.
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