Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Don't be Silent: NIAW

For those that don't know this week is National Infertility Awareness Week. Kyle and I have struggled with infertility for the last 4 1/2 years. We have been blessed to be pregnant 4 different times but each ended in a miscarriage. We are struggling to get pregnant again and it has been nothing short of heartbreaking. We have not lost hope and will keep on trying. :)

You would be shocked to know how many people actually suffer from this and that it's not as easy to get pregnant as people think. We choose to share our story instead of struggling in silence, but there are those that don't want to share. People need to be educated on infertility and know that it is a disease and it needs attention.




Here is a wonderful website that needs to be shared:


Hugs and prayers to all those suffering!

29 comments:

  1. So sorry you have to go through this... My good friend just announced she was pregnant (waited until 20 weeks to announce this one) after about 4 or 5 years of trying, so there's definitely hope! She ended up going the IVF route.

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  2. I was JUST going back and forth debating whether I was ready to share our struggles with the blogosphere. This is definitely pushes me to do so. Thanks for sharing! I didn't even know there was such a thing as infertility awareness week!

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  3. Oh Jen. Think about you and your struggles often. Your kind words always make my troubles seem better. Although I HATE that you and I both have difficulties it is so nice to have some one who understands you and your pain. Hugs to you as well!

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  4. Ugh that's so terrible :( I'm so sorry to hear that. I know a lot of women who are afraid to talk about things like this and I thank you for your strength in sharing it with all of us. I'll keep my fingers crossed and say extra prayers <3

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  5. Thank you for sharing your story. I am so sorry to hear about your struggles! I will definitely pass along the website so more people are aware!

    I am a new follower and love your blog!
    xoxo
    Courtney
    Theplacesigrow.blogspot.com

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  6. You are just such a positive person, always keeping hope. I always keep you in my prayers as, I think, I've told you how my parents struggled with infertility as well.

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  7. Oh Jen, I'm sorry you've been going through this but I love your strength and determination. Thank you for sharing this with us. I'll keep you in my prayers, God has a bigger plan for you than you think my dear.

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  8. Hugs to you. I think about how strong you are. I know you follow many mommy blogs and your comments are always so sweet and genuine. You are a leader and someone to look up to in this fight. I think about your struggles a lot.

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  9. I've watched my sister struggle for about ten years and my friend recently had a miscarriage. It is very sad and very common.

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  10. I have only one thing to say: Infertility SUCKS!!!

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  11. I have watched many people in my family struggle for a while with infertility. Many prayers and blessings for all of those struggling. xoxo, Rachael

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    1. It's such a horrible thing to have to go through.

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  12. You are always in my prayers. I hate that it isn't easy for everyone!

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  13. Thank you for sharing your story. Your courage will be a rock to many women out there, whether they are open with their pain on suffer in secret. I wish so badly for you and Kyle to be able to announce happy news soon! You deserve it and one day, you two will be wonderful parents. Keeping you in my thoughts!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! You are so sweet. :)

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  14. You've got so many people behind you on this one who are supporting you. When the good news does finally come, I know you're going to have so many people celebrating with you (me included).

    It's nice that you're sharing, I know others are bound to find comfort from your words.

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  15. Oh Jen! Thanks for being brave and sharing such a personal story. I will look forward to the day when you announce an end in this struggle for you and your husband.

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  16. Don't give up hope! It will happen and all the heartbreak you've been through will be worth it and your child/children will be so lucky to have parents who realize how precious they are and who love them so much.

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  17. I'm so glad that you're willing to step out and be a voice. It's encouraging and hopeful!

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  18. I've always respected your transparency and positive attitude while you wait.

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  19. I love your attitude. You are an amazing woman. Thanks for sharing and bringing this to my attention. Thoughts and prayers to those suffering. Hope you have a great day friend!

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  20. It's good to share this and educate people. Thinking of you this week Jen. Hugs. <3

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  21. I am so sorry that this is something you and Kyle are dealing with but I think you are so brave to be sharing your story. I can't imagine how many women you help. I know I have said this before, but you really are amazing. Such an inspiration :)

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  22. It's heartbreaking for a couple that wants children so badly to have such a difficult time getting that gift. I'm so sorry that this is a struggle for you guys. It will work out when the time is right. You will be even more amazing parents than you thought you would be for going through this makes you want that baby THAT much more.

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  23. You are so strong and inspiring for sharing your struggles. You WILL make an amazing mom some day, one way or another, I just KNOW it!! I've always got you in my thoughts, my friend!

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  24. It is sadly a lot of people that struggles with infertility, but I do believe that people like you that share your struggles makes it so much more easier for everyone (including the ones of us that has never tried to have a baby and the ones that do struggle themselves) to understand the issues. Thank you for sharing!

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Love hearing from you!! :)