While I’m not currently navigating infertility, it doesn’t change how important National Infertility Awareness Week is to me. Infertility will always be a part of my story. Therefore, I want to continue raising awareness and having discussions to help others navigate infertility.
This year’s theme is #wecanall…
➡️Be a part of the conversation by sharing our stories.
➡️Change the narrative by stating that infertility is an experience, not our identity.
➡️Provide an empathetic and compassionate ear to those we know navigating this exhausting journey.
➡️Use our voices to create change from within and in our communities.
➡️Give a big hug and stand witness to the pain our loved one’s experience during this difficult path to parenthood.
➡️Learn the power of Living in the Wait.
I have a page on my site – Start Here – and list several resources to guide and encourage those navigating infertility, as well as their support team of friends and family. I hope they prove to be helpful and hopeful. Please pass them along to anyone you know who could benefit.
A big focus of this week is sharing your story to bring awareness about infertility. Through Living in the Wait, I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to share our story. Learn more about our journey with the following links.
- Our Infertility Story in All It’s Glory – Podcast
- Medical Update – Blog post
- Weekly Warrior Sharing Our Story – Blog post
- NIAW 2018 interview – Video
The Wait List
In addition, I’ve also had the privilege of sharing other people’s stories through a series called The Wait List. This features guest posts all sharing a common thread of infertility and waiting. Read their inspiring and encouraging stories here.
A BIG thank you to all of you for your support and love throughout our journey and beyond. Thank you for walking with us. Above all, you allowed us to uncover infertility in a safe and supportive environment. It makes all the difference and is appreciated more than I can say.
Please share with someone you know who could use some encouragement in the wait.