Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Will you let my friends share their infertility story?

Awareness. Besides trying to have a baby, it's the one thing that I have been so passionate about since infertility has become a part of our life. I want people from all walks of life to see infertility as a disease, and as something that affects one in eight couples. I know others may not always want to recognize it. Heck, even I want to pretend it doesn't exist in my own life some days. But it does. And it's real, and messy, and not always ever fun. One of my main goals while I am in the trenches of this is creating dialogue, and bridging that gap between the non-moms and the women that have gone before us. The ultimate dream of any infertile is to one day be together in the same club. Until that day comes, though, we just want more understanding for what our journey is like. Don't look at it like us needing your sympathy, although we do appreciate it. Look at it as bringing awareness, and learning what to say and what not to say to someone who is dealing with infertility. If one in eight couples is dealing with infertility, then it's likely that someone in your own life is dealing with this currently, or will at some point. I want to use my unique group of readers and fellow bloggers to resolve to know more about infertility.



Will you be a part of it? I am looking for some of my non-infertility blogger friends to team up with infertility bloggers. The idea would be that the infertility blogger would write a guest post for the non-infertility blogger sometime during the week of National Infertility Awareness Week, April 20-26, 2014. This year is an extra special one as Resolve is commemorating 25 years of infertility awareness. I am excited and hoping I can get at least ten bloggers coupled up for a total of five guest posts. Once I get some interested parties I will connect you up with each other. All I ask is that the blog posts be written sometime between April 20-26 during National Infertility Awareness Week.

Who's game? Leave me a comment below and I will connect bloggers by the end of next week.

22 comments:

Kelsey said...

I'm new to your blog (I found it when I was visiting one of the blogs I follow). I really like your idea and I'd be willing to participate. I'm not sure if I'm exactly what you had in mind though because my hubby and I struggled with both male and female factors, but we are now pregnant. Regardless, I think this is a great way to help bring awareness!

DeNae said...

I am most certainly game. Link me up and away we go!

~Dawn~ said...

I love this idea and I am here to support infertility in any way - sign me up!

Bridget said...

Lauren...this is so great! I am also in...sign me up :)

Carolyn said...

This is awesome!! Sign me up! :)

Jen [wonderfully unkempt] said...

My blog is always open to raise awareness for important things! Count me in!

Aubrey said...

Great idea!!!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful idea! I can't wait to read the blog posts! :)

Erin @ Keep Calm and Sparkle said...

Sign me up!

Tia @ HoPo said...

I would love to write something.
We have just started with the whole idea of infertility...although I don't know how bad it could be...it's just the surface right now. But I would be happy to share how long we have been trying and all that and where we are with seeing doctors and such...

BrokenOven said...

This is a FANTASTIC idea! Count me in! :D

Sarah said...

Great Idea, Lo! Count me in!

Lisa {Amateur Nester} said...

What a GREAT idea! Sign me up!

Miki {Becoming What I Always Was} said...

I would be happy to participate as a non-infertile blogger, this is such a great idea to bring awareness! Rock on, Lauren!

Katie said...

I am IN! Great Idea!!

An Airman and a Doctor said...

I would totally be game too! Fantastic idea!

Melissa said...

This is awesome. :) Love it. I would like to do it. What would i be writing about...sharing my personal story? Or just how it's affected me?? Or... anything? LOL.

Claire said...

Great idea! Would love to join!

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Kathleen DiVirgilio said...

Wonderful I would do this!

Syndal said...

I TOTALLY spaced on this :( sorry friend. If there's a straggler I'll def take one in!