Thankful Thursday - National Infertility Awareness Week - Supporting the 1 in 8

Thankful Thursday - National Infertility Awareness Week - Supporting the 1 in 8

This week is National Infertility Awareness Week.  Did you know that 1 in 8 couples struggle to start a family?  If you didn’t know the statistics were that high, it is because often the couples will hide behind their shame and disappointment and don’t share their experiences publicly.  Some couples get so tired of having to tell their excited loved ones that they had another miscarriage or failed transfer that they stop sharing.  They attend baby showers and birthday parties wanting to be happy for their friends and family but in reality, it just makes it harder.  National Infertility week is all about building awareness about what is going on all around us and even in our own circles.  If you haven’t experienced this struggle yourself you may not fully understand, but you don’t have to in order to make a difference- Sometimes being there is enough. By giving someone a safe space to be vulnerable, you are allowing them to open up and share their raw emotions in the safety of your friendship. 

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