From April 22nd to the 28th this year, we’re shining a light on infertility for National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), sponsored by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. Many couples experiencing fertility believe themselves to be alone in their situation. However, about 1 in 8 women in the United States between the ages of 15 and 44 will experience problems with fertility in their lifetime. Infertility doesn’t discriminate and can affect families from all walks of life and in any situation.
We want to change the conversation surrounding infertility and create a safe space for people who may be struggling to talk about it and share their stories.
How Can I Get Involved?
Participating in NIAW is simple. Here are a few of the things you can do to raise awareness and educate people about infertility.
Take the Pledge
This year, take the pledge to #FliptheScript. Help change the conversation around infertility and break down the barriers faced by those affected by infertility every single day.
I pledge to break down the stigma of infertility and share my story.
I pledge to help RESOLVE make a difference for people with infertility.
I pledge to be a voice and join in our advocacy efforts.
I pledge to help support others who are struggling with infertility.
Take the pledge here and show your support for those dealing with infertility.
Host a Walk of Hope
A Walk of Hope is a great way to raise awareness for infertility and it’s also a great representation of the journey couples face when experiencing difficulty with conception: small steps taken together to remind people that there is hope and that they are not alone in this journey. Support a DIY fundraising event or start one yourself.
Join the conversation online by sharing your story and support others sharing their stories. Stay active in the community and the conversation by following along with the #FliptheScript hashtag.
You don’t have to face the journey of infertility alone. National Infertility Awareness Week is here to shine a light on the struggle that many couples face every single day. Show your support and join in on the cause.