Don’t Miss These Great Events

April 24-30 marks National Infertility Awareness Week. I cannot tell you how valuable and necessary it is to raise awareness about infertility–in our lives and in the lives of those around us. Here are some great “raising awareness” events to get involved in…

  • The Utah Infertility Awareness Event’s registration opens at 12:00AM on April 1st. The event is on April 30th and is FREE. We have great speakers. We have amazing prizes. So, for those who are in Utah and surrounding areas, join us. Click here to learn more.
  • For those in the Kansas City area, they are having a similar event…the Kansas City Infertility Awareness Event. You should see their Giveaway list…AMAZING!! Click here to learn more. Tell Allison I sent you…
  • Join me on May 19th in Pleasant Grove, UT at a discussion about Mormons and Infertility: Navigating Family Formation. This “event” is for husbands and wives (oooh, a perfect date). I’d love for you to come and be a part of this discussion and to help my friend with her senior thesis. Go right now and register…http://www.ldsinfertility.org/forums/calendar/
  • Pound the Pavement for Parenthood. I told you about it already, but here it is again. Sign up today!!
  • For other events nationwide, check out RESOLVE’s website, here.

If you aren’t close to any of these events, raise awareness where you are! Here are some ideas:

  • Write a note to someone who has helped support you or has reached out in a kind way…made a difference (a friend, a family member, your spouse, a doctor).
  • Write a note to someone else who is dealing with infertility to offer support.
  • Make an appointment with a doctor to talk about infertility for the first time, or talk to your doctor about new options you would like to consider.
  • Make a list of things you can start doing that will help you cope a little better. And then do one.
  • Read a book about infertility.
  • Join an online community or forum.
  • Check out a website listed in the materials you have.
  • Sit down and talk with your spouse or partner about a plan and what the next step will be for you.
  • Find or start a support group. Try one through ldsinfertility.org.
  • Write on a blog or make a comment on a website about infertility.
  • Find a therapist who can help you navigate the emotions you are dealing with.
  • Choose to speak to 5 people about infertility during the week. You can talk to your mother or father, a friend, a sister or brother, a neighbor, someone in your church congregation, a coworker.

Choose one thing you can do to share, to educate, to help others know a little more about infertility. You will be empowered and strengthened as you do so.

 

RESOLVE has some great ideas, here.

 

 

 

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