National Infertility Awareness Week: Research Finds Women Need Fertility Education, Have Regrets

The national discussion around infertility has increased greatly in recent years, reducing stigma and boosting knowledge. Or has it?In an effort to better understand family planning goals among U.S. women, we conducted a national survey of 1,208 women ages 25-45 without children.National Research Findings...more

Tips for Those Struggling with Infertility

My husband and I have been going through that big scary thing called infertility as you probably know if you have read this post and this other post....more

Resolve to Know More about Infertility for the 25th Anniversary of NIAW

It's the 25th anniversary of National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW).  Obviously, a lot has changed for those experiencing infertility in the last 25 years: medical advances have made treatments more successful, some states have mandated insurance coverage for infertility, and more options means that some people continue with assisted reproduction much longer than they would have back in 1989. But a lot hasn't changed: the emotional response to that infertility diagnosis, the thoughtless comments made by friends and family, and the high costs associated with assisted family building. ...more

Like Wildfire: Raising Awareness for Infertility

When I started snapping away pictures early Saturday morning, I had no idea they'd be seen by thousands. I'm not writing about the latest Facebook photo snafu or political scandal. I'm writing about a very personal project that has exploded quite literally overnight, and I am left reeling- humbled, grateful, and amazed- in its wake.  ...more

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) and Project IF

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) runs this year from April 24--May 1st. ...more

An Infertile Life

  As part of National Infertility Awareness Week, I have been reading some new blogs, not commenting as much as I should, but learning new stories and processing the enormity of the issue. It is so easy to for me to let myself get wrapped up in my own little world; this cocoon is safer than out there in the big world. Out there, I live in fear of the questions and having to give answers that make others uncomfortable. It has been my experience that when others become uncomfortable the platitudes begin to fly. ...more

NIAW: National Infertility Awareness Week

This Saturday kicks off National Infertility Awareness Week, a week that moved this year from the fall to right before Mother's Day. The move was a smart one, enabling those struggling with the upcoming parent-centered holidays in America to gain support. NIAW formally runs from April 25--May 2, though events and online activities are stretching all the way to Mother's Day. ...more

Hi Mel,

Thanks for getting the word out about NIAW.  NIAW is now 20 year old, but, ...more

Support Want-to-Be Mommies and Daddies

There are millions of women and men who want desperately to do what comes naturally to other couples: conceive a child with their partner. For more than 7.2 million in the U.S. alone, that dream becomes a nightmare when they learn they have conditions contributing to Infertility. Help them and the girls and boys today who may face problems in the future. Sadly, each day a new couple gets the devastating news. ...more