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Alight everyone, it’s officially #NationalInfertilityAwarenessWeek so it’s time again for my annual fertility fact of the day series. I’m starting it off with the the one that’s most widely know but still under represented, so I’ll keep sharing it! That statistic above, 1 in 8, is the number of couples trying to conceive that are affected by infertility. That’s around 12% or over 6.1 million women who have trouble getting or staying pregnant. Infertility by definition is “a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse (or 6 months if you’re over 35).” So based on this stat it’s almost guaranteed you know someone who’s been affected. If that someone happens to be you, don’t be afraid to seek medical help even if it’s been under the 12 month guidelines. And if that someone happens to be someone you know, tell them you’re there for them and give them a big hug!


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#1in8 #naiw #nationalinfertilityawarenessweek
Getting a fertility evaluation is a smart step in your journey to become parents.
If you have been trying for a year with no result, you technically fall into the #infertility category.
I wish we sought #fertility help sooner but we have an amazing reproductive endocrinologist now and there’s no looking backwards, only forwards. .
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It’s #NIAW #NationalInfertilityAwarenessWeek . I’ve been sitting here all day trying to think about what I could write, I put on music and every sad song came on Pandora. I guess that’s only fitting because #infertility is the saddest thing I’ve ever been though (& I’ve been through some heavy stuff). This comes on the brink of an emotional holiday full of tears because I had no baby to celebrate with. But you know I could tell you that in a 11 year span after our first ectopic pregnancy we’ve seen more Drs than I can count, spent more money than we should have to, filled so many scripts, I’ve had so many painful & invasive tests, we’ve cried tears that can fill oceans. I could tell you that in the same time we’ve been trying for a baby we’ve watched some of you have 1,2,3 + kids. I could tell you infertility is sleepless nights, frustration, Hope, often followed by heartache. It’s often not talked about, yet many people secretly face the same challenge. I never expected to be a statistic, but here we are. One in 8 couples have trouble getting pregnant. I am the face of infertility — and I’m not alone. I plan on sharing something everyday this next week & I hope that I will see other people share their story, maybe share support. #ttc #infertilityawareness #infertile #1in8 #iam1in8 #infertilitysucks #infertilitysupport #infertilitycommunity #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #flipthescript #infertilitysucksyoudont #infertility #infertilitywarrior


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I got a new appointment scheduled to see my Obstetrician because something doesn't feel right. My HCG had zeroed out but now I'm sick all over again. Vomiting, smells, the whole nine yards all over again. I do feel weird but not pregnant weird it's kind of hard to explain.

My symptoms stopped within the same week of my miscarriage. But now I'm nauseous randomly throughout the day like I used to be. And this is a ⚠️TMI WARNING⚠️ but my nipples are sore again like they were before.

I did take a test three or four days ago and it did say negative so maybe it's correct or too early. Who knows, but it has been a month since the miscarriage and we did try relatively soon afterwards. Until we find out for sure what's going on we will keep our eyes open. Just like we've been doing for the past four years.


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In honor of #NIAW and the brave people who have shared their stories, I feel compelled to share our weary faces and the waiting room where we’ve been spending so much time over the past few months. We’re 1 in 8 couples who have been diagnosed with infertility. While this is one of the most difficult things to share, I have been so encouraged by the incredible #infertilitycommunity that I want to share in case someone else is struggling, too. Like so many others we’ve met, we have spent years trying to grow our family and have not been successful. We’ve had countless tests run, bloodwork drawn, prescriptions filled, ultrasounds, appointments, consultations—the list goes on. The pain, grief, depression, anxiety, hopelessness, and burden of infertility is so real. We have been so unbelievably fortunate to have such an understanding, kind, and empathetic support system in our family and friends, and that has certainly made this journey easier, but there are still days we feel like we’re back to square one. My hope for those who are dealing with infertility is to keep investing in your marriage and your family, no matter what that looks like, and to resist the urge to scream when someone asks you why you aren’t pregnant yet. Please, friends, pray for those going through some unfathomably difficult things related to infertility and take some time to learn more about it during #nationalinfertilityawarenessweek.Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts to those who have checked in on us, prayed for us, and cried with us since we started down this path, and please, please, please do not hesitate to message me if you have questions or if I can do the same for you. When we went to our first consultation, I found this quote: “We have a God who delights in impossibilities.” I truly believe we do. 🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍https://infertilityawareness.org/


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This weekend has been a tough one emotionally. Overall it was a great weekend with Brandon’s side of the family and we celebrated a beautiful new married couple! However, going through this journey of infertility isn’t always easy when you are around family who don’t know.

I was asked countless times “when are you guys going to get pregnant?”, “don’t you want kids soon?” And it’s exhausting to put on a happy face and say “when the time is right, when god gives us one!” So that I don’t make you feel uncomfortable and ruin the weekend.

On top of that, I found out a girl I know (who is a heroin user) is pregnant. Which feels like a slap in the face. AND there were 4 baby announcements on Easter. Bringing the grand total of 15 people that I know that are pregnant right now.

To say it hurts is an understatement. But, I realize that I can’t control what other people are doing or when they have exciting times in their lives or even if homegirl quits using drugs and takes care of her baby.

What can I control? My health, what I eat, how much water I drink, how active I am, being present in the moment, enjoying my life before kids. Making sure I give attention to school and work. Plus attention to my husband, family, friends, and my puppy! I can control being the best version of myself. And can (definitely try to) decide not to compare myself to others. I can be strong and ask for help. I have amazing friends to lean on during these hard times. My husband is always there for me when I need to cry and to cheer me up after.

If you are going through a hard time, remember that it gets better. God doesn’t give you more than you can handle. But, ask for help if you need it. Talk to someone, journal, go see a therapist. We aren’t meant to do life on our own, so don’t hide the hard times, everyone has them!

Have a good Monday ❤️
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Let's uncover infertility with some truth today, shall we? "Happily Ever After" can come in the form of walking away from Infertility without children. ❤
It's true and I am living proof. ❤
How you move forward after navigating ANY sort of success, failure, change of plan or alternative is completely UP TO YOU.
It's YOUR CHOICE.
You can wallow in the what-if's and the losses or you can RISE UP and THRIVE.
Your mindset moving forward is at YOUR discretion; not society's. The women and men that choose to walk away from their Plan A to grow their families after suffering through Infertility can choose to lead empowering and fulfilling equal to those families that include children.
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If it weren't for Infertility and my CHOICE to move forward child-free, the @infertileafsummit would never have happened and I wouldn't be sharing the stage in five days with eight other inspiring and influential women to a crowd of 145. 🙌
Because of Infertility I. AM. BETTER.
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#niaw #infertilityuncovered #infertileaf #infertile #summit #conference #speaker #infertility #ivf #mytribe #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #lifeafterinfertility #lifeafterttc #nonmom #childlessnotbychoice #motherhood #parenthood #selflove #selfworth #mstiagendusa #tiagendusa #childless #childfree


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We are thrilled to feature our Platinum Sponsors, Tami Quinn and Beth Heller, co-founders of Pulling Down the Moon. For more details about their company, founders, and mission, please read today's blog post (direct link in profile) ❤
For years Pulling Down the Moon has straddled the uncomfortable line between Western and Eastern philosophy.  Now, for the first time ever, Beth and Tami are gonna speak their truth and get WooWoo AF. They'll be talking yoga, mantras, mudras and the secrets to birthing your true self. Co-founders of the first holistic fertility center in the country, Beth and Tami will be speaking about the magic of women healing women. .
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It’s National Infertility Awareness Week! Although I’m so grateful to put infertility behind me, I also recognize that I’ve learned and grown over the past 10 years because of this disease. I’ve shared a little about my infertility journey as well as a few lessons I’ve learned along the way on our blog (link in profile). If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with infertility, is there something that you wish you knew? •




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It’s #NIAW (National Infertility Awareness Week) and as I see everyone’s posts about their journey to a family, I’m eternally grateful for ours. We have fought so hard to build our family! We have pushed my body to its limits and back multiple times, strained our marriage, our finances, our emotional health, and tried every single drug and old wives tale under the sun. We have lost friends, battled familial strife, lost our privacy, and had to convince strangers we were good enough people to be parents. Years of heartache later, and we have our sons; One outside of me and one inside.
We would do it over and over again for you. 🖤 #lovemakesafamily #rainbowbaby #NIAW #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #nationalinfertilityawarenessweek #adoption #prematureovarianfailure #hashimotospregnancy #pregnancyaftermiscarriage #family #momlife #viability #24weekspregnant


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We love hearing comments like this! Thank you so much for your kind words. ❤️


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I hate seeing the doctors office # scroll across my phone ☎️ especially when I’m not expecting a call from them.

Transfer has been rescheduled 2 days past original date and trial transfer has been rescheduled as well ... to a person not ttc those 2 days maybe a piece of cake but to a person ttc those 2 days could feel like 2 years 😂
In one of my previous post I stated through this entire IVF process PATIENCE HAS BECOME MY BEST FRIEND and I truly believe that.

On the bright side of things I will be able to get more estrogen and progesterone in my system before transfer 🤗
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Here are pictures of how the overly-planned-and-slightly-OCD Easter dinner turned out. Shout out to Oprah who, through her podcast, has come back into my life (🙏🏾) and reminded me that I need to spend more time hanging out under our oaks. Also, here's the fam dressed up at Church. I'm considering moving to Texas or some place Southern where people still dress up for Easter Church service! People at our fabulous Church were wearing shorts and flip flops. #californiasometimesdoesnotknowhowtoparty


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Infertility is.... Alllllll of that ⬆️⁣⁣
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But, if I had to sum up infertility in just ONE word it would definitely be ROLLERCOASTER. This journey of mine has been plagued with so many ups, downs, twists, and turns!⁣⁣
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One minute I’m on a high, climbing my way to the top...Then in an instant, as if hitting that corkscrew turn, I’m jerked into one of the many feelings and emotions that this experience brings...⁣⁣
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Infertility is just a chapter of me. It definitely does NOT define me, but it’s now a part of my being. ⁣⁣
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I want off of this rollercoaster sooooo badly! But I’m determined to make it to that end...my rainbow! ⁣⁣
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Thank you for creating this mindful tag @journey.2.baby. I’ve been encouraged by the many successes I’ve seen on this platform and am sooooo thankful for all of you brave ladies for being open! ⁣⁣
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To you ladies still in the fight...I’m here with you! Lots of LOVE and LIGHT to my #infertilitysisters 💜✨⁣

#handsupforinfertility #nationalinfertilityawarenessweek #infertilitysucks #infertility #infertilitywarrior #infertilityjourney #infertilityawareness #ivfjourney #ivfsupport #ivfsisters #ivf #niaw #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike


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Many things can prevent you from becoming pregnant. The fertility specialists at Benefis can help determine the cause of conception problems and develop a personalized treatment plan. If you're unable to conceive and suspect you need fertility testing, we can help!⁣
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You never think you're going to be one of the 1 In 8, but we are 1 in 8 - After 3 years and a shambles of an IVF, we were told by the doctors - "They are keen to consider a further attempt, but are aware that the overall chances of an ongoing pregnancy is lower than average given our findings during the cycle and they do you appreciate that the treatment itself does provide a lot of information about the underlining quality of the eggs within the ovaries. There is nothing that we can do to further enhance the situation...." 😳 We decided to take control of the situation & started on a long hard journey that has seen many different forms to clean eating. I never believed the docs when they said "it's just one of those things" or "there's nothing you could do" - I went years without knowing I had an autoimmune issue that was not only affecting my fertility but making me infertile. I fought hard to find my answer & put in the hard work to achieve the dream - if I can do it, so can you - keep fighting!!
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This week is national infertility awareness week #niaw2019 ..
1 in 8 couples in the US suffer from inferility
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1 in 4 couples in medicine suffer from infertility .
Its time we start talking about these issues. We must support, educate and empower those going through the process. We must improve access to care — couples are going broke trying to have a baby. Thank you the amazing fertility physicians on this platform who work so hard to educate and empower us through knowledge, love and support. We are so grateful for all that you do. Thank you to my amazing sisters @melissaparsonsmd @roohi_jeelani_md @yoga_doc_md @dr.pamelamehta and others for sharing your journey. You inspire me daily.
#youmatter #niaw #physicianinfertility #shemd #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #saythefword #premed #medicalschool #saythefword #roadtomd #infertilityis


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HAVE YOU HEARD OF NATIONAL INFERTILITY WEEK?
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National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) will be April 23rd – 29th, 2017. Throughout the week you will see CRM proudly promoting infertility awareness through social media, in the community, and at our fertility clinics. The goal of NIAW is to bring awareness to a disease that affects over 7 million women worldwide. We know that 1 in 8 couples struggle to build a family. The CDC tells us that equals 15% of couples in America. NIAW is a wonderful opportunity for anyone affected with infertility to communicate a message of HOPE and understanding.
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#NIAW & #Giftofparenthood 🧡
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#hope #keepfighting #ivf #fet #iui #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #ivfjourney #ttc #ttccommunity #infertility #sufferinginsilence #unexplainedinfertility #ivfdoctors #infertility #2ww #twoweekwait #believeinmiracles #miraclesdohappen #pcos #pcospregnancy #iuisuccess #pregnancyloss #giftofparenthood #grant


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Infertility is an EMOTIONAL HURRICANE. 🌪

You have hope for the future - of maternity clothes, snuggling a newborn, the family you will grow - and those hopes are devastated by a diagnosis, by multiple tests and procedures, by the phone calls day after day that tell you your number of possible embryos is decreasing, by the second pink line that never shows up on your pregnancy test. 🌪

And in the meantime, you’re on all sorts of drugs that make your emotions more potent, your mood swings more challenging to manage, and the downs appear more catastrophic. As a Floridian well-versed in hurricanes, infertility is an emotional hurricane. Some days you get away with standing in the eye and enjoying peace, and other days, you’re fighting to survive the eye wall. 🌪

I am NOT alone in this storm.
You are NOT alone in this storm.
I am #1in8 (and #1in4 for physicians). Are you???? 🌪

#infertilityis #handsupforinfertility #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #saythefword #niaw #nationalinfertilityawarenessweek #positivevibesonly #ourinfertilityadventures #ivflife #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertility #infertilitycommunity #physicianinfertility


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“I’m officially a human pharmacy”⁣⁣
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This is the message I sent my family with the accompanying picture that shows all the medications I was on for the last of my IVF transfers. My mom cried when she read it. ⁣⁣
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This week is #NationalInfertilityAwarenessWeek⁣⁣
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Many know that it took us 3.5 years to get pregnant for Stella but few know that since having her our journey has continued in the form of two miscarriages after conceiving naturally and unexpectedly.⁣⁣
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I share this with you to bring to light the fact that infertility is just that - a journey. One that plagues so many, in so many ways, and can last for years without complete resolution. ⁣⁣
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With respect to the “awareness” portion for this week, I ask that you please be kind with your questions about people’s desires to have a family - whether it’s their first child, second, etc. These questions can bring up a lot of hurt. ⁣⁣
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And if you know someone who is struggling with infertility, tell them you’re thinking of them and offer them a safe place to speak about it... or not - whatever feels right to them. But please don’t offer unsolicited advice. While it comes from a place of love and and a desire to help, advice can be so hurtful. ⁣⁣
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This week (and every day) I send out endless light and love to my fellow #InfertilityWarriors and want you to know that I am here to help any way that I can 🙏🏻💙🙌🏻💜⁣

#InfertilityUncovered #ThisIsInfertility #ThisIsWhatInfertilityLooksLike


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•《 Infertility is a Tribe》• I am 1 in 8 who struggle with infertility. In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week we are participating in a fellow Warriors @journey.2.baby challenge.
What does infertility mean to you? To us, "𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗲". The traumas caused by infertility not only effect Ryan and I, they also impact our entire family. This painful and silent journey has united our families and created a bond that's unbreakable and unstoppable. My Tribe has seen our pain, lived our struggles, felt our sorrow, walked through the trenches with us, wiped tears from our eyes and lent a hand to pull us back to our feet. They have been our solid foundation of strength, hope, courage, perserverance and are the ones who push us to move forward even during our darkest days. I'm thankful for our struggle because without it we wouldn't have discovered the true meaning to unconditional love, family support and faith. We ALL put our hands up to infertility because we are a 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗲 and we do not walk alone. \\ In this photo is a third of our family members. There are many not included but they know who they are and know how much we appreciate and love them for standing by our side. \\ #handsupforinfertility #niaw #nationalinfertilityawarenessweek


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Alright y'all, it's National Infertility Awareness Week. AND it also happens to be the week leading up to my next IVF procedure. So this week I'm sharing my infertility journey with all of you - but through the fish we have caught along the way.⁣

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If you don't know, 1 in 8 women will struggle with infertility. For female physicians, that number is EVEN HIGHER. One in FOUR female physicians will suffer from infertility. One of my goals (empowering women right) is to spread infertility awareness especially in regards to #PhysicianInfertility. ⁣

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So my infertility journey started when I got married in Costa Rica two years ago. We celebrated by catching this MONSTER roosterfish! (I will admit that my husband James caught this one... mine was smaller- this is a rarity in our relationship so I gotta give him credit).⁣

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#THISiswhatINFERTILITYlookslike #SaytheFWord
#1in8 #TTC #physicianinfertility #infertilityawarenss #NIAW #NationalInfertilityAwarenessWeek #ourinfertilityadventures #infertilitysucks #infertilitywarrior #praylikehannah #TTCcommunity


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Yesterday kicked off National Infertility Awareness Week so I decided to share what infertility means to me. This time it meant something different than it did when I got pregnant with Amelia. They were conceived and frozen together but this baby gave me a new perspective. @journey.2.baby started a challenge to write what infertility means to each of us on our hands. I chose to do two: one I don’t talk about and one I do. ❄️
Let’s talk about the first one: Infertility means resentment to me. I would say maybe a tiny handful of people know this about me and that’s why I covered my mouth in the picture. I feel ashamed for resenting this process. I didn’t really resent it until I had to do another transfer to get pregnant again. I resented all the appointments. I resented all the medications. I resented all the time that was taken away from my daughter. I resented that we spent a year trying to get pregnant again and all I got from it was a year of nothing, just regular periods to remind me of my failures. I resented that I couldn’t just get a break in this unexplained infertility of mine. I never resented my baby or the pregnancy, I resented the whole process that made getting the family I always dreamed of more difficult to have. The resentment flashes back up here or there and it’ll be back if we do this again but I’m not sorry for it. Feeling negatives emotions surrounding infertility is absolutely normal. We should share those feelings so we can all feel better in this journey. ❄️
Infertility also means community. I’ve never felt more alone than when I started this journey. I decided to share more the second time around with my infertility and IVF community for the support. I have found that those who struggle are so happy to support and love others struggling. Feelings can be complicated in this community but it’s truly the most loving and supportive group I’ve ever been a part of. This community has helped me grow and learn and appreciate every step of the process without having to like every step. I feel devastation when I see negatives and set backs. I feel absolute joy and elation... *more in comments*


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It's #NationalInfertilityAwarenessWeek so let's talk about #PhysicianInfertility. 🖤

Did you know??? 🖤

The national rate of infertility is 12.1%. So ONE in EIGHT women will suffer from infertility. 🖤

Female physicians have been shown to have INCREASED rates of infertility. The best study we have currently shows our rate is approximately 24.1% (some groups of physicians have rates as high as 32%). 🖤

That means us ONE in FOUR female physicians (aka #SheMDs) will struggle with infertility! 🖤

So many people ask WHY... Age is a component but it DOES NOT appear to be the whole story. A study in Hungary looked at thousands of female physicians and compared them to an age-adjusted control group of other professional women who had delayed child-bearing. There was STILL a statistically significant difference with physicians having INCREASED infertility rates. 🖤

Is it the hours we work? The overnight shifts? The stress of having patients' LIVES in our hands? The relentless training. We do NOT know. We share this data NOT to scare people away from medicine, but so that the young women entering the field can be INFORMED about their risks and make INFORMED decisions about starting a family at a time that is right for them. 🖤

Tag a friend in the comments to SPREAD AWARENESS about #PhysicianInfertility this week in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week! 🖤

#sheMD #WomeninMedicine #infertilityawarenss #NIAW #ThisIsWhatInfertilityLooksLike #SayTheFword #premed #medschool #medstudent #medicalschool #residency #resident #residentlife #medschoollife #roadtoMD


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We are super excited to kick off #nationalinfertilityawarenessweek with our first ever Inside Reproductive Health podcast episode from the #ttccommunity! 📢
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Tia Gendusa is a strong advocate for the community and she’s on the path to an entirely new adventure (hello, @infertileafsummit 🙌) that only furthers her mission in speaking out for the #infertility community and creating a voice for the non-mom.
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On this episode, Griffin and Tia discussed the value of the infertility community on social media and in the blogosphere as well as the importance of recognizing that there is success to be found after infertility.
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Listen here or find the link in our profile: https://www.fertilitybridge.com/podcasts/2019/4/19/life-beyond-a-baby-an-interview-with-tia-gendusa
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Please have a listen, share and engage. 🎧 This is our week to give the world a glimpse inside the #ttc life. Be sure to connect with Tia, too, and follow her at @mstiagendusa! Thanks for joining us, Tia. You rock. 🧡
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Today kicks off National Infertility Awareness week. This day is also special to my family because it's the day we transferred 2 embryos that gave us our sweet Katherine. 2nd pic is her celebrating her 2nd Easter taken today. What a difference 2 years makes!!


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Today marks the start of National Infertility Awareness Week 🧡. I am honored to be amongst an amazing group of individuals who participated in these episodes. They are definitely worth the listen 🎧.
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Repost from @fertilitybridge using @RepostRegramApp - National Infertility Awareness Week has officially begun! We have created special Inside Reproductive Health episodes featuring infertility advocates and former patients from the community. 🧡 This is one way we want to show how we stand up for people and this remarkable community.
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We’ll be highlighting the episodes throughout this week and would love to hear what you think about them.
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A huge thank you to those who took the time to chat with Griffin. Your voice matters so much in this community. 📢
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