Monday, April 22, 2013

Don't Let Infertility Be A Silent Struggle {NIAW}

Image from A Royal Daughter 
If you have not heard already, this week is National Infertility Awareness Week.  I wish I could say that I am not part of this awareness week, but unfortunately I am along with many others!  Infertility is something I never dreamed I would experience. I always imagined as soon as we wanted to start a family we would have a small cuddly baby in our arms 9 months later.  Sadly, this has not been our experience.  It has now been over 3 years since we decided it was time for us to grow our family, and our arms are still empty.  

I never really considered myself as part of the "infertility" group, as we never had problems getting pregnant. Our issue was always staying pregnant. But with my last pregnancy loss I am now 100% part of this infertility group, even though I do not want to be!  

I have written many posts about our journey and will soon have an entire page devoted to it! Until then, here are a few of my posts that you can read and catch up on our story. 

This past October for Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month, I devoted the entire month to sharing about our story of miscarriage. Here are a couple key posts from that project. 

Today, over at A Royal Daughter, I'm honored to share with others about one of the lies I told myself about infertility.  Please go check it out, there are some lovely woman who have shared Lies Woman Believe About Infertility.  

All of our stories are different, but I'm sure we all personally know someone that struggles with infertility.  Whether you are struggling with infertility or you are running around picking up toddler messes + wiping snotty noses, we all have something to learn about this issue.  It is something that should no longer be a "silent" struggle for familes.  

I'll be sharing a few more times this week in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week {NIAW}. Spread the word about NIAW so this topic is no longer silent!  


  1. It really is so important that this topic is not stifled, silenced, or overlooked! Thank you for opening up and sharing your story. I am so very sorry for your loss and pain.

  2. I'm so glad that you shared this!!! We struggle with this as well. Hugs!

    1. So sorry to hear that you struggle with this as well. I will be thinking of you as you are on this journey.

  3. Hi Andrea,

    So happy to find your blog. I am also experiencing fertility struggles and it really helps to read about your journey. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm also a whole foods loving, hippie and will be following you on bloglovin.


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