infertility a lot.
And with National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) coming up, I'm going to continue the conversation with your help.
Because far too many people are struggling with infertility in silence.
I know because I was one of them.
Let's change that you guys.
Let's break the silence and talk about what we're going through.
Let's talk about what it feels like to be unable to conceive and give birth to a child.
We talk about cancer, we talk about jobs, we talk about ourselves, our hardships and lives.
Let's talk about this stuff, too.
My friend Andrea started a wonderful support group for people in the trenches of infertility.
I was honored when she asked me again to speak at the group's annual event that connects people with resources and hope.
If you've been struggling with infertility, please come.
If you have neighbors, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins, friends, and colleagues who you care about, please come.
Even if you're not directly impacted with infertility, please come.
We need each other.
One in eight couples struggle with infertility.
I'm telling you:
You know someone who is in the trenches.
You know someone who needs your support, your encouragement, your hugs.
You know someone who needs your understanding.
At the 2015 Voices of Infertility, you'll have the opportunity to hear from people who have gone through infertility treatments, miscarriages, even adoption.
You'll be able to connect with clergy members who understand the struggle at church, with experts in alternative fertility care in Iowa plus resources to help you navigate this fork in a road you didn't choose to go down.
And, perhaps most of all, you'll leave knowing you're not alone in this journey.
See you Saturday, April 18, at 10 a.m.
PS: Bagels + refreshments provided!