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Monday, April 21, 2014

Infertility Awareness Week-Day #1: You are NOT Alone

 A couple going through infertility often feel so alone in their struggle to become parents. The reality is-you are NOT alone. You are surrounded by friends, family members, coworkers, strangers on the street, and people around the world who know exactly how it feels when your body fails to do what it was designed to do. You do not have to go through Infertility alone.

1 in 8 couples are diagnosed with Infertility




1 in 4 couples experience Miscarriage














If you are under the age of 35 and it has taken more than 1 year to become pregnant, you have experienced infertility. If you are over the age of 35 and it has taken you more than 6 months to become pregnant, you have experienced infertility. If you had had more than one miscarriage, you have experienced infertility. If you have used medication to induce ovulation, you have experienced infertility. If you have used assisted reproductive technologies such as IUI and IVF-you have definitely experienced infertility.




The great thing about the society we live in now is we have social media which opens up so many avenues for support. There are numerous support groups for Infertility and Pregnancy Loss, including group that are specific to your type of infertility or your type of pregnancy loss. There are even groups specific to your type of infertility treatment.

Do yourself a favor-reach out for support. Reach out to an online support group. Reach out to a friend or family member. Reach out to a coworker. Reach out to someone's blog you have read. Do not convince yourself to you are alone in this battle. You will save your sanity and you will free yourself from the chains that hold you down in this battle if you just reach out to someone who understands the way you feel.

We are in this together. Peace. Love. Hugs. And Baby Dust.

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