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Can We Change How We Talk About Fertility?

Posted in General | Tagged Infertility awareness, Infertility support, Male factor fertility, Female factor fertility June 17, 2019

Over the past decade, important changes in how we talk about fertility have taken place, but continued progress is still needed. Many of us still hold preconceptions about female fertility, male fertility, and how families are built. Assumptions about who is pregnant or trying to conceive can be hurtful, and insensitivity about third-party reproduction, fertility preservation, and single…

#InfertilityUncovered: National Infertility Awareness Week 2019

Posted in General | Tagged NIAW, National Infertility Awareness Week, #InfertilityUncovered, Infertility awareness April 15, 2019

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), April 21-27, aims to raise awareness of infertility in order to remove the various stigmas and misconceptions surrounding it. This year’s theme, #InfertilityUncovered, is designed to raise awareness of the lack of resources available for millions of men and women across the U.S. hoping to build a family. These resources include family-building options a…

How You Can #flipthescript for NIAW 2018

Posted in General | Tagged NIAW, National Infertility Awareness Week, Infertility awareness, Infertility support April 23, 2018

The theme of this year’s National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW) is #flipthescript. “Anyone can be challenged when trying to have a family, no matter what race, religion, sexuality or economic status you are. Infertility doesn’t discriminate. Because you’ll never know how badly you want something until you are told that it may not be possible. Together, we can change how others view infertil…

Five Things That Infertile Couples Wish You Wouldn't Say

Posted in General | Tagged Infertility stress, Infertility awareness February 6, 2017

Being a family member or friend of a couple facing infertility can feel like navigating a minefield. What’s the best way to support and comfort them? Of course, you want to be a helpful source of comfort as they navigate any stress they are feeling, but the words being said can actually be fraught with unintended results. More often than you’d expect, infertile couples find that questions and com…

How to Talk about Infertility During the Holiday Season

Posted in General | Tagged Infertility support, Infertility stress, Infertility awareness December 20, 2016

Not everyone looks forward to the holiday season as a time to catch up with family and friends. Navigating holiday parties and festivities as an infertility patient can come with a sense of unease. Even those who are well-meaning can ask an intrusive or sensitive question about your fertility. Sometimes, you feel responsible for educating others on the infertility community and treatment. Other…