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This week is National Infertility Awareness Week.
Like many people, my days are busy. Each day is filled with demands from work, family and other personal goals and commitments. But this week in my small way I tried to reach out to others who have been speaking up about their journey to build a family. There are so many wonderful couples who are struggling, and the statistic 1 in 8 really has become tangible.
Here are some of my favorite things I found this week (and in some cases revisited):
A baby 17 years in the making via NPR
Common Infertility Myths via Verily
“I know how it feels, it took us 6 months…” via Ellan Paige
What to say.. and not to say via Resolve
Infertility in the Workplace via WFLA Daytime (Tampa, Florida News)
*Side note, I have a feeling I will have more to say about this later on.
The Psychology of Infertility via USA Today
A song that I listen to, on repeat, when I just can’t handle the heartbreak and need a good cry (you’ve been warned). It’s Been a Long Day by Rosi Golan
A book I couldn’t put down last year. It Starts with the Egg by Rebecca Fett
And a song leaving you ready to approach your next doctor’s visit, your first time attending Advocacy Day, your next family planning decision, your next family reunion where someone will inevitably ask about your childless status.