Infertility Awareness- You are Not Alone
Did you know that infertility affects more than 3 million people in the U.S. each year alone? 10-15% of couples in the U.S. struggle with infertility.
April 19-25th was Infertility Awareness Week, but we can work to raise awareness every week! What is infertility? Knowledge is power.
- Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term after 12 months of trying to conceive.
- If you are over the age of 35, the time of trying to conceive is reduced to 6 months.
- It is important to see a specialist- a Reproductive Endocrinologist, or in some cases your OB/Gyn or urologist for a complete fertility work-up and diagnosis if you are not successful in these time frames.
Want to learn more?
Come to our Free Educational Seminars which run monthly (usually the last Thursday of every month, click here for dates) and ask your questions directly to our doctors. The talks are held at 105 West View Road, Suite 302 in Colchester, VT.
Learn more about Infertility through Resolve, a National organization designed to empower women with knowledge and support. They provide a wealth of information- including educational articles, myths and facts, podcasts, even music!
- Are you suffering from infertility and feel isolated? It is important to know that you are not alone-
online and onsite support groups are available to help you. At NRM, we are working to help our partners at Resolve start a local support group- email firstname.lastname@example.org OR Kirsten DeSorbo at Resolve to express interest or volunteer to guide your peers! email@example.com
- Have a friend or family member struggling with infertility? Let them know you care and are available to talk. Learn the best things you can do (or not do) to support your loved ones.
- Infertility is diverse- it affects 10-15% of all people from all socioeconomic levels, and cuts across all racial, ethnic and religious lines: chances are great that a friend, relative, neighbor or perhaps you are attempting to cope with the medical and emotional aspects of infertility.
- You have options! From basic to advanced fertility therapy, use of donor egg or sperm, use of a gestational carrier, use of donor embryos, adoption, and more.
Send us an email through firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign up for one of our free Educational Workshops. Call us to learn more (802-655-8888).
Tell your story! NRM loves to hear from our patients. What do you wish others could know? How have you navigated this process? Email your stories to: email@example.com or to NRM through Facebook Messenger. Write a few sentences or your whole story- we may share your thoughts on our website to help increase awareness throughout our community. Feel free to remain anonymous.