RESOLVE, The National Infertility Association is hosting National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) which kicks off on April 20th and runs until April 26th. The theme behind this initiative is to help the infertility community spread the message “Resolve to know more”. RESOLVE emphasizes that there is a great need for infertility education in the world today, and this is true. A lot of the “common knowledge” on infertility and fertility is the result of long-standing myths and misconceptions about almost everything surrounding contraception, conception, pregnancy, and beyond. It is incredibly important that the infertility community and those institutions that work to treat infertility issues and help build families work together to spread the real facts about infertility.
The following are a few examples of RESOLVE’s ideas on adapting this year’s NIAW theme into your everyday life:
- Learn when it is the right time to see a fertility specialist
- Learn about all of the family building options available today
- Learn more and spread the word about infertility advocacy
- Learn more about the latest treatment options (and talk to your doctor about them)
- Learn more about infertility, it’s causes and symptomsA large part of National Infertility Awareness Week is getting involved in the effort. There are a multitude of ways that you can easily help educate yourself and those in your life that a very simple and do not require a lot of time. A few examples of how to get involved in NIAW are:
- Post a fact about infertility or family building in a status update on social media (Facebook, Twitter, or even Instagram/Pinterest). Please feel free to link to previous blog posts on fertilitysolutionsne.com/blog for helpful information that you post about. Consider Dr. Moragianni’s insightful televised interview on miscarriage or one of our most popular blog posts: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Testing and Treatment Offer Hope.
- Hold an event for infertility support: Infertility affects a great deal of people, and some of those individuals could be within your own community and you’d never know it. Hosting an event that promotes infertility education and awareness not only helps to spread the facts about infertility, but also helps break down the stigma that some people have when they feel that they are “alone” because they have infertility issues.
- Pledge to educate yourself about infertility issues and treatment. There are a wide variety of resources available today for those who are interested in learning more about infertility. A few are listed below to get started, but please feel free to contact the specialists of Fertility Solutions with any of your questions or concerns.
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine reproductivefacts.org
- RESOLVE resolve.org
- The Fertility Solutions’ Blog fertilitysolutionsne.com/blog