Monday, April 25, 2011

I'm out on

In honor of In.fertility Aware.ness Week, I came 'out' on about my our in.fertility.

I'd been mulling it over and over the last few weeks wondering whether I wanted to be that public about it. I realized that I'm ready to be more public about it. We've sat with it for 3+ years now and I'm much more comfortable with it. I realized that I can raise awareness for others who either may just be in the beginning stages of their infertiliy journey and that I can potentially make someone who is going through this feel less alone.

I also know that most of our close friends and family knows about our struggles and those who don't have probably wondered so it didn't seem like such a secret. :)

Here's what I wrote:
it's National Infertility Awareness Week... Did you know that 1 in 8 men & women are diagnosed as infertile? This week I'll post more on this topic in the hopes of shedding a bit more light on this not-often-talked about topic & difficult journey that Bill and I have been on. Here's a great resource for friends & family:
We'll see how it goes this week! I'm proud of what I've done though!


  1. Our infertility has never been a secret, but as I've connected with more friends on FB, I have been surprised by the number of people who have opened up to me about their own issues. I'm so glad that they've had someone to turn to for support, because I didn't have that - except for in the wonderful blog world, of course! - and would have loved to know a RL person who I could talk to about all of it. So - good for you!

  2. Good for you! I am proud of you!

  3. Wow! I'm so proud of you. We are pretty open with a lot of our friends and family, but I haven't officially announced our infertility on facebook. I wish I was that brave :)

    I know that I've been really happy that I have shared our infertility struggle with the people we have. It has been really neat when people who are having their own fertility issues feel like they can come to you and share because they know you are going through it. I'm really glad that other people don't have to go through it alone :)

  4. So inspiring!!! Good for you, I hope that you receive positive responses and who knows how many people you may help in the process!

  5. Wow - that is so brave and really does a lot for all infertiles. I hope you get lots of good and positive support.

  6. way to go! I am sure there will be many that you will help by doing that.