Today is the first day of National Infertility Awareness Week. It will go through Saturday, April 27.
Our purpose in celebrating NIAW is to let those with infertility know that they are not alone, help them find resources that can help them, and educate the public about infertility. It is a very scary, heartbreaking, lonely, and frustrating time. Since it's so private, many people are not open about it. It's a very misunderstood disease, which leads to a lot of problems.
I am going to do my best this week to help accomplish those goals! I have spent the last few weeks working on posts, and already have a few ready to go. I encourage you to also do the same! Please participate and help us spread the word! Here are a few options for you to consider:
Resolve's Bloggers Unite Challenge: Share your thoughts with your readers by writing under the topic of "Join the Movement..."
The Infertility Voice NIAW Facebook Timeline Covers: Change your Facebook cover for the week to show your support.
Wear an Infertility and Pregnancy Loss ribbon this week
Donate to Resolve to help fund educational events, support groups, public awareness initiatives and advocacy efforts.
And lastly, show your love for your infertile friends and let them know that you are thinking of them!
I'm excited about this week, and hope that you enjoy the posts that are to come!