Month: April 2016

NIAW #StartAsking What do you wish others asked you about your struggles with building a family?

The theme for this year’s National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) in the United States is #StartAsking. RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, is encouraging people to talk about the myths that surround infertility and how people build their families. They are focusing on two main questions: What do you wish you had asked when you first […]

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National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) 2016

This week is NIAW (National Infertility Awareness Week) in the US, and this year’s theme is #StartAsking. We have some awesome Facebook cover photos for you to show your support. Right click to save the image to your computer, then upload it to Facebook. Let’s start asking questions about infertility! Here are some ideas from […]

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Catastrophising

We asked members of the Parenting after Infertility and Loss Community a question: As a parent and/or individual, what do you catastrophise about? Here are the responses. ♥ “I catastrophise with the best of them. The first time the girls nursed all morning after they turned one, I had convinced myself my milk was drying […]

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Choices and Safe Spaces

This is a piece written for us by a member of the infertility, loss, and adoption community. Due to the nature of the subject matter, she wishes to remain anonymous.  My husband didn’t know about the elective abortion I had 20 years earlier until I started to miscarry. We had been together a year and […]

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Miscarriage and Infertility Scars

There’s been some recent talk online about how having a baby magically erases the pain of infertility. I really hope this is true for some people. It’s just not true for my friends and me. There’s this myth: having a baby resolves infertility. Nope, says I. Having a baby resolves childlessness. Just because I have […]

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