Monday, April 25, 2016

NIAW: The Importance of Asking Questions

This week is such an important week for so many and to be honest what you may not realize is that someone you know well or casually may be struggling with infertility. It should not be a taboo subject, it should be openly talked about and it shouldn't be something that brings shame. 1 in 8 couples struggle with infertility and to me that is a staggering number and more awareness needs to be out there for it.

7 years ago when Kyle and I started our journey to have children we never thought that we would be included in that statistic. It was something that never crossed our minds because we were young and seemingly healthy. However, infertility does not discriminate. 

We spent years dealing with miscarriages, medications, new doctors, failed cycles, countless negative pregnancy tests, and overwhelming disappointment. It was absolutely devastating. It was not something that we ever expected to go through, it left us both questioning ourselves and it led to bouts of depression. It tested our marriage in more ways than I ever thought possible, it has not been easy journey. 

We absolutely understand that we are HUGELY blessed to finally be experiencing a healthy pregnancy but there are still so many out there who have not made it to this point and that breaks my heart. We have been lucky to have the amazing support and love from family and friends since day one but not everyone has that because they are still suffering in silence.

I will continue to do all I can to bring awareness to this important cause because it has been our lives for the last 7 years, we have lived it. 

So I ask you all to listen to those you know are struggling with this, ask questions, and offer support in any way that you possibly can. Understanding infertility and bringing awareness is absolutely critical. 

You all have been a part of our journey and you each have played a huge role in getting us to where we are today. Support means everything to those struggling.

Let those going through this no that they are not alone



  1. Such a great post - for sure a topic that should be brought out in the open... I'm so happy that your long journey has ended in a positive note, but indeed many couples aren't as fortunate...

  2. I'm so happy for you.
    Things just don't seem to be working out for us. But I'm ok with it for now.

  3. This isn't something I have experience of, so thank you for sharing in case I or someone I know struggles with this at some point. I'm so glad things are going well for you now!

  4. We aren't trying yet, but this is something I worry about, and I appreciate that even though you're now expecting, you still talk about your issues and keep it "real"! xo

  5. Great post! I had no clue my cousin had experienced multiple miscarriages until she finally had a healthy pregnancy and shared her struggle to get to that point. I think it is great that you are so open and willing to share. It is a tough subject to discuss.

  6. Great post! I completely agree. Support is key to getting thought it to outcome is right for the individual.

  7. Lovely post. I'm so happy for you and Kyle and you're right, it should be talked about more. People don't realize how common infertility and miscarriages are.


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