I have been struggling with infertility for a long time and it feels like you have to figure it out all on your own. Even when you go to the doctor, it feels like I needed to have a plan or an idea of what I wanted to try next. This is one of the big reasons I started Triumphs and Trials. There has still been a piece missing for me and that is … emotional support! I think it was in October that someone told me about an online support group. I signed up and I have been surprised at how much I needed it. I got involved and I am so happy to say that we are going to start having support group meeting in South Ogden starting hopefully next month! This month It will be held in Brigham City. The group that I have been working with is called Utah Infertility Resource Center. UIRC is starting to hold support groups throughout Utah. They are peer-led, and are free to attend. The purpose of these groups is to provide a safe, comfortable place for individuals to come and receive support through their infertility journey. If you struggle with infertility you can come and listen or you can share whatever you feel comfortable with. If you would like to join the Facebook group it is “UIRC Northern Utah Support Group”. Here you will find all the details of the group. If you would like the information emailed to you please send me an email at TriumphsandTrials@gmail.com and I’ll get you the information. UIRC groups meet in Salt Lake and Utah county as well so let me know which one is closest to you and I will get you in contact with that group.
If you would like to know more about UIRC you can check out their website at http://www.utahinfertilityresourcecenter.org/ They have a “Parenting after Infertility” Group and are looking to start a “Recurring Miscarriage”, “Infertility after 35” and “Perinatal Loss Group” in the near future.
These groups and many more are in the works with UIRC! Come and let us support you wherever you are in your infertility journey. It’s always good to know that you are never alone in your trials.
Looking for a support group out side of Utah www.resolve.org is the National Infertility Association & they have support groups nation wide.