“I like good, strong words that mean something.”
– Louisa May Alcott
It all started on March 18, 2009: the day I was diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure. A few weeks later, I began my anonymous infertility blog, Hannah Wept, Sarah Laughed. Since then, The Infertility Voice has expanded into an online empowerment resource for infertility patients seeking support, compassion and hope along their family building journeys.
Everything you read here has been my personal journey to reclaim my identity in the wake of my infertility diagnosis and to share that knowledge with others.
What We Believe
The Infertility Voice is grounded in the following beliefs:
- Infertility is a life-altering disease.
- You deserve respect, dignity and compassion.
- Your emotional experience is real and valid.
- All infertility stories matter: including yours.
- You have the right to equal access to care.
- Family-building must be grounded in ethical care and practice.
- Hope is not a four-letter word.
What We Do
The Infertility Voice seeks to free infertility from cultural shame and silence and to catalyze an inclusive, compassionate and respectful dialogue about infertility as a disease. At its heart, The Infertility Voice isn’t just one voice: it’s about all of our voices, experiences, stories and journeys.
What I Hope You’ll Do
When you visit The Infertility Voice, here’s what I hope you’ll get out of everything I write, say and do around here. My goal is that you…
- Get answers to make informed decisions along your family-building journey.
- Reclaim your power with tools to advocate for your own healthcare and family-building decisions.
- Move toward mindful living and coping via cathartic expression and emotional validation.
- Revitalize your energy by focusing on positive, aspirational outcomes on your family building journey.