I've wanted to so badly. In January, a friend of mine posted this on face.book:
Put this as your status if you or somebody you know has suffered BABY LOSS or INFERTILITY. ♥♥♥ The majority won't put it on, because unlike cancer, baby loss/infertility is a taboo. ♥♥♥ Break the silence. ♥♥♥ In Memory of all the ~Angel~ babies gone too soon but never forgotten, and the babies who were not possible but are so loved.
I was too chicken to do something similar then. Today, as I ran into this post at Being Jamie Lynn - a new blogger I found from ICLW, I was struck again by how I should post something. It's nagging me.
Jamie's generally asking us how 'out' we are about our infertility...
How out are you? And is being out on face.book different?
It is for me, for some reason. I'm out to my close friends & family. I'm out to my church family. But I can't (yet) be 'out' on face.book.
It's a much larger group, for one. And I don't know that I'm prepared for the response. I'm not sure what the response would be, if any. I think I'm also scared of no response.
Let's face it. Infertility is still considered taboo. People don't know how to respond. So, they respond
As part of National Infertility Awareness Week, Resolve is encouraging us to post something along these lines on our social media pages:
Because 1 in 8 is someone you know. www.resolve.org/takecharge
(I might add that this is Nat'l Infertilty Awareness Week or something too.)
Can I do it? Can you? Have you? I'm curious what reactions you've had when you've outed yourself on face.book...
And I wonder if we're making this too much of a keep-it-to-ourselves type of thing. How can we expect it to not be taboo anymore if we continue to keep it all inside?