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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW)

Things You Can Do During NIAW


National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is April 22nd through 28th this year. Sponsored by RESOLVE, National Infertility Awareness Week is the perfect time to raise awareness about infertility.

National Infertility Awareness Week is a week not just for raising awareness in those who are oblivious to the men and women living with infertility, but also a time to get educated about our options. The more you know about infertility testing, treatment, and coping skills, the better able you'll navigate the infertility maze.

What can you do in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week?

Perhaps you'd like to start an infertility blog. Your blog can become an outlet for your own experiences, but also, it'll help others out there with infertility know they are not alone. Never underestimate the power of your own stories!
(yer, kerana NIAW ni aku buka semula blog ni, tak selesa rasanya berbicara di blog 'public' kerana mungkin ada yg mencebik di kala entry berkaitan TTC dikeluarkan)

You may want to check out RESOLVE's list of seven things people can do in seven days during the NIAW.

Talk about infertility with your friends and family. If your friends and family aren't sure how to respond to your infertility (or others, for that matter), direct them to this article: 10 Things to Stop Doing If You Want to Support Someone with Infertility

Plan to celebrate on May 6th, National Infertility Survival Day! (A bit like Mother's Day for infertility survivors, except having children is not required.) You can also share your dream plans for the day here. (My ideal day - breakfast in bed, dinner at my favorite steak place, and a massage... oh ya.)

If you're a blogger, you might want to consider entering RESOLVE's blogger challenge. The theme is "Don't ignore...", asking bloggers to address in a post (or several) what's being ignored about infertility. Learn how to officially participate here: "Don't Ignore..." Blog Challenge.

How will you be spending National Infertility Awareness Week? What do you feel is being ignored about infertility? Feel free to share in the comments below. I'd love to hear from you!

Credit : infertility.com

# baru tahun ini lah yang aku tahu berkenaan NIAW ni. Apa kata mari kita yg TTC'ians ni memeriahkan NIAW ni. Try blog kan "Don't ignore" tu. Mesti bes kan.
Nak join boleh klik - blogger challenge

Dan yg penting kita pun ada hari utk diraikan pada bulan Mei ini.
Jgn sedih, jgn memendam rasa. Apa yg kita lalui ini adalah seluruh dunia juga merasainya. 
kredit : here