April 22 - 28 is National Infertility Awareness Week. 1 in 8 couples are affected by this awful struggle to conceive. If you have been trying for a year or more, I challenge you to come out of the closet this week. Even if it's only with one or two people. Infertility is a medical issue, not something to be ashamed of. I would love to see more people go through it with the overwhelming love and support that we have been so blessed with since we went public with our struggle to get pregnant. No one should have to go through this alone.
I'm linking a mini series that I did last summer on how to love people dealing with infertility-
- Part 1 - avoid trying to fix or lighten the problem
- Part 2 - ways to encourage
- Part 3 - giving prayer support
- Part 4 - closing thoughts
Please feel free to pass it along as a means of spreading awareness. How do we expect people to even begin to understand if we don't speak up?
P.S. If you think you might be dealing with infertility, this is a great blog that goes over the basics. :)