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Join the Movement to Show Your Support

Sometimes being supportive isn’t so much what you say to someone who’s struggling, but what you do.

A hug can say more in its simplicity than a whole monologue on how “what’s meant to be will be” and “you’ll be a mother someday, I just know it”.

There are so many ways we can support our fellow Infertiles this National Infertility Awareness Week, and many of them don’t require a word out of our mouths.

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For the intrepid few, sometimes a tattoo shows their struggle and their support.  These are mine.

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You can update the profile photo on your social media accounts with this Twibbon, showing your support.

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You can update your Facebook cover photo with one of these fabulous creations from The Infertility Voice.

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You can help to educate others and encourage sensitivity by posting links on social media to information that will help others our struggle.  There is a great article here, and some wonderful tips on infertility etiquette here.

I particularly love infographics like these:

 

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There’s also this cheeky little claymation rendering of What Not To Say To Someone With An Uncooperative Uterus.

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You can also share your support on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter by posting, tweeting, or pinning photos and graphics.

You can support, inspire, advocate, and show a great deal of compassion without speaking a word this week.

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Maybe give some of these a try:

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Do you have a favorite image that shows your support for the one in eight?  Please share it with me on Facebook,  Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest so I can pass along the love.

I look forward to your submissions, and I look forward to being inspired!

Keep up the good work, folks. 

This NIAW, we can  get the word out about infertility, and we can do it as loudly or as quietly as we like!

We can make a difference – Join the movement!

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Join the Movement and Educate

*** Have you ever been stuck in an awkward conversation with someone you don’t know well? Yeah.  Me too. And then the million dollar question comes up… The “why don’t you have babies?” question.   Yeah.  That one. And then you word-vomit your entire non-reproductive history onto them, things get even more awkward, you realize there’s […]

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National Infertility Awareness Week: Join the Movement

Today, April 21st, 2013, marks the first day of this year’s National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW). NIAW was created by RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, to help bring awareness to the disease, those who suffer, and ways the public can help.  Each year has a theme, and this year’s message is Join the Movement. Those […]

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Fools

In case you haven’t seen this floating around FacebookLand, here’s a fantastic way to squash any of your so-called friends’ wayward thoughts of SUUUUPER creative April Fool’s Day false pregnancy jokes.

(Thankfully, I haven’t seen any yet today, but in previous years I’ve seen them all over…)

I hope your day is Fool-free!!

 

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Acupuncture 2.0

Thursday, March 7th, 2013.  CD22, 5DPO.   I know I said last week after my first acupuncture appointment that I would have to withhold judgment until I’d had a few more sessions, but I feel like now, after my second session, I’ve had enough experience to know how I feel. I am loving acupuncture. I […]

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Four Year Journey

I don’t remember the day the husband and I decided to start trying for a baby. I don’t remember when I started thinking about somewhat foreign concepts like ovulation and cycle length. I don’t even remember talking to the husband about having children.  I just knew that we would, and that we’d probably get started […]

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Vitamins and Supplements – What Worked For You?

A question for all of the professional TTCer’s out there – What vitamins and supplements are you taking, or were you taking in your successful cycles?

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Here’s what I’m taking now:

Basic Rx Prenatal

Vitamin D3 – 5000iu  (my levels were tested borderline low, which is why I’m taking such a high-ish dose)

Evergreen Blossom Chinese herbs – different formula for each week of the cycle  (along with acupuncture once a week)

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I’ve heard good things about a few others, and wonder if they might be worthwhile/useless/dangerous to also pursue:

CoQ10

Royal Jelly

Bee Pollen

Vitex

Natural Progesterone Cream

High-dose Folic Acid

DHEA  (though because I seem to have high DHEA-S and borderline high DHEA, I’m thinking this one is probably out)

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I realize that some of these might interfere with others, and that some of them may not be appropriate to take in a medicated cycle or for someone who isn’t diagnosed with any particular reproductive ailment, but I figured I’d ask the Infertiles out there what worked for them!

Any information you can provide would be most welcome!  :)

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Acupuncture

What does it feel like to have twenty needles sticking out of your wrists, ankles, knees, belly, and ears? Well, yesterday I found out. I wish I had taken a picture, but maybe another time… For those of you unfamiliar with acupuncture, here’s a Wiki definition: Acupuncture is an alternative medicine methodology originating in ancient […]

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Giving Up

No, no, no… I’m not giving up on having a baby. No.  Not that. I’m talking about giving up dietary choices that may be holding me back… For one, I am completely caffeine-free.  You may not think that’s a big deal, but it’s been rough.  The last time I “gave up” caffeine, I basically allowed […]

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Turn the Page

Monday, February 25th, 2013.  CD12. A few things have happened over the course of the last week… First, I received a packet of my medical records from when I participated in the AMIGOS study through Wayne State University.  I absolutely love having my records in my hands, because I like reading the notes and the […]

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