So I just read that today, May 6, is National Infertility Survival Day.
Each year on the Sunday before Mother’s Day, National Infertility Survival Day is observed.
This day was intentionally placed before Mother’s Day to finally put those struggling with infertility first in the order of things. Many keep their struggle private. However, others choose to bring the issue out in the open and share with family and friends. On National Infertility Survival Day, to share, bond, band together and celebrate the significant triumphs and small daily efforts is each person’s personal choice. For more information on this, check out the link Infertility Survival Day
It’s crazy because never in life did I hear the word infertility. I didn’t even think it was a thing. I didn’t see many people talking about it and surely didn’t hear anything in my own community. The journey of infertility though is so much than the word. It’s the daily reminders on social media when someone reveals that they are pregnant, the slow strolls passed the baby section in stores, the constant questions and rude comments from family and friends asking ‘what’s wrong with you’ or ‘Don’t you want to have a child? What are you waiting for?’ or the comment now after having a child is ‘So when is baby #2?’ Secondary infertility is real. It’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to get pregnant again or carry the baby full term. I hope for all of my people in the TTC community know that they are not alone and that they don’t have to suffer in silence. You might have a friend or a family member who is going through the same thing and may not even know what to do or say. Please know that I stand beside you and encourage you to share your story. You might inspire somebody else.