Holy cow, they've moved our week! Yes, our week. The one week out of the year where we can stand united and make one gianormous announcement so that everyone will know just how many women, men and families are affected by this. RESOLVE reports the grand total is somewhere around 7.3 million Americans - not counting the other gazillion in the rest of the world.
Why is it important to spread the word?
Personally, in the future my hope is that other women will be more aware and proactive with reproductive health, supported and understood more by their friends and family and, here in the U.S., that legislators take notice and eventually pass a federally-mandated infertility insurance coverage option law.
This week used to occur in the fall every year, but it seems as though this was a conscious decision made to also help support women who are struggling with trying to become a mother, right around Mother's Day - a difficult holiday where we fertile-challenged women are reminded of another year with no baby. It's also a great way for everyone to keep in mind that while it's certainly a time to be thankful for our moms, it's also a time to reflect on how much it really means to be a mom and that not everyone is so fortunate. Something this precious shouldn't be taken for granted - ever.
Thanks to Melissa Ford's post at Blogher, author of the very popular infertility and pregnancy loss blog, Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters, for talking about the NIAW move and bringing it to our attention!
FREE TeleSeminars through May 2
One last thing worth noting, and I wish I would have caught this sooner since there are only a few days left to take advantage of it, but RESOLVE is offering FREE TeleSeminars on various infertility topics through the remainder of NIAW (May 2). Check out their list of topics to see if anything interests you!
My journey to overcoming PCOS and infertility when trying to get pregnant with our first baby. Sharing my experience with fertility drugs like metformin&= & clomid, OBGYN doctors, reproductive endocrinologists, polycystic ovarian syndrome, having only one ovary and one fallopian tube when TTC a baby in the St. Louis, Missouri area.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
About this blog...
I'm 27, have been married 8 years and am
trying to overcome infertility issues to
conceive our first baby - God willing!
I hope you find this blog to be useful in
your own journey in trying to get pregnant. Please leave a comment if you read a post you enjoy!
- IVF Book Review : "The Complete Guide to IVF"
- It's NIAW - National Infertility Awareness Week!
- Oh to be a woman!
- Infertility Book Review : "Expecing Miracles"
- "Thank You" Infertility!
- In the In-Between: Preparing & Waiting for IVF
- We're a go! Doing IVF with SIRM in August!
- Happy Easter weekend!
- Diagnostic test follow-up appt made!
- Day 3 Bloodwork for Infertility
- ▼ April (10)