Suffering with infertility is hard! There are days when things are good and you feel hopeful. Then there are the days like this last week when the decisions I’m am trying to make are hard! Sometimes, you and your spouse may not be on the same page. Or sometimes you may not know how you are going to pay for the next big thing. And maybe hard days start when you receive a pregnancy announcement. Sometimes hard days involve false positive pregnancy tests… or worse a miscarriage. You could be saving for adoption or trying to decide if foster care is right for you.
Whatever it is that gets to you, is probably effecting someone else too. So lets #startasking the tough questions and if you don’t want to do it for yourself… do it for me or someone else you know struggling with infertility. One in every eight people in the United States has dealt with infertility. So the chances are, you or someone you know and love has dealt with this or will. These are some ideas of things we can do.
#Startasking employers for insurance coverage
#Startasking lawmakers and legislators to support issues important to the infertility community.
#Startasking your partner to get involved.
#Startasking friends and family to support you
#Startasking for those who have resolved their infertility to stay involved
Triumphs and Trials is dedicated to asking hard questions and sharing the answers with you. We also would love to share your story. If you are ready to let your friends and family know your story and how you dealt with it, we would love to help you share it.
If no one talks about these hard things we will continue to feel isolated and people will continue to be in the dark about all that goes on with infertility. One in eight is huge and if we all come together we can make a difference for good. We can help our friends and family know how to support us better and we can get insurance to pay for our treatments. We can get lawmakers and legislators to support us if we give infertility a voice and work together!