Things that are National Infertility Awareness Week 2015

Friday, April 24

So this week is National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW for short) - yeah! I'm a little late! But better late then never! Last year I felt like I needed to share everything about infertility during that week. I posted the majority of it on Facebook. This year... I'm just going to stick to the stats that are most important: This marathon training is really taking over my life! AHH says:
  • Infertility is misunderstood
    • The media spreads myths about infertility (that mainly women are the cause for infertility, or that stress causes infertility- which both are NOT true!)
  • Infertility affects 1 in 8
  • It would be cheaper in the long run if states would allow infertility to be covered on insurance (infertility coverage is only available in 15 out of 50 states - and would only raise our rates $5 a year)
The whole point of NIAW, is to get those of us who have been suffering in silence to let friends and family know our struggles. Because we need the support from them. We don't need people to tell us to "relax," we need people to uplift us and help give us that strength when we have hard days, and to not criticize us for complaining about our struggle.

If you need help with knowing what to say or not what to say you can check these sites out:

"What Not to Say to Childless Couples"

"25 Things to Say (and Not to Say) to Someone Living with Infertility"

Or my post on:

"Things you SHOULD Say to an infertile couple"

If you want to see more about infertility and some great infertility quotes check out my infertility board on Pinterest:

Follow my Infertility Board on Pinterest

Other places you can find me:
Instagram: @runningwithinfertility1
Pinterest: Running with Infertility
Twitter: @runwinfertility
Bloglovin': Running with Infertility
Facebook: Running with Infertility

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