At Innovative Fertility Center, we know it’s hard not to feel acutely aware of infertility when you count down to ovulation each month, and anticipate/dread revelation day.
Will it turn blue?
Did my fertility treatment work?”
Fertility Awareness Week is not for people like you, living in a constant cycle of reproductive responsiveness.
Fertility clinics and reproductive endocrinologists, like Dr. Mark Rispler at Innovative Fertility Center, take the opportunity to educate others on infertility: signs to watch for, when to seek treatment, and the critical need for insurance reform to cover the high cost of IVF and fertility treatment.
Talking about Infertility: Infertility Awareness Week 2013
Joining the conversation about infertility awareness could involve sending an email to your state representative, or inviting your mother-in-law to lunch. You may initiate a dialogue about your own experience, or encourage your friends to set a realistic timeline for trying getting pregnant.
Dr. Rispler and the team at Innovative Fertility Center support the National Infertility Association (RESOLVE), and the call to action of this year’s Infertility Awareness Week: Join the Movement.
You Can Join the Movement:
Get Social! Use Facebook and Twitter to educate and motivate. For example, encourage friends and family living near Washington, D.C. or Houston, Texas, to participate in a Walk of Hope to raise awareness for infertility. The Houston walk is May 18 and the DC event is June 22.
Share Some Stats: Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples; you should see a fertility specialist after 12 months of trying to get pregnant (6 months if the female is over 35); the disease affects couples physically, emotionally and financially.
Advocate for Reform. Infertility Advocacy Day is May 8 in Washington, DC. Contact your representative and give voice to your concerns about infertility coverage. Ask for support for The Family Act, which would provide a tax credit for infertility treatment costs.
For more ideas on getting involved and connecting with others that share your struggle, visit RESOLVE.
https://www.resolve.org/national-infertility-awareness-week/in-your-area.html. Dr. Rispler and Innovative Fertility Center support your cause, and love to hear from former patients–current parents–that continue to raise awareness. Contact us to share your story!