“This is what 7.3 million looks like.”

I am what infertility looks like

Infertility affects as many as 7.3 million people in the United States alone. But what does that actually look like? Well to start, that's slightly less than the entire population of Israel. That's slightly more than the entire population of Hong Kong. Or, another way to look at it: it's the combined populations of entire nations like Moldova and Lithuania. In the United States, 7.3 million people is just slightly less than the state of Virginia and just a smidgen over the state of ... Read on »

Inroducing Biweekly Social Media Chats with The Infertility Voice!

Join me every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month!

In an effort to connect with you more throughout the year, I'm launching biweekly social media chats! I originally wanted to do a biweekly Twitter chat, but realized that not all of you are on Twitter. To make sure everyone who wants to participate can, I decided to switch it off between Twitter and Facebook. So you can think of them as biweekly chats or monthly Twitter and monthly Facebook chats ;) My goals in organizing these chats are so that you can: a) get to hang out with me twice a ... Read on »

Don’t ignore someone you know.

National Infertility Awareness Week Don't Ignore Infertility

  We could be strangers. We might pass each other on the street. We could be standing in line behind one another at the grocery store. We might even be sitting together in the same doctor's office waiting room. We could be watching the same movie together at the movie theatre, or sitting at tables right next to each other at our regular pizza joint. We could be office mates, roommates, classmates: sharing in conversation every day, talking about what we watched on TV last night, ... Read on »

The Infertility Voice Takes Over REDBOOK for The Truth About Trying on Facebook!

The Truth About Trying

  Many of you might remember how I led a special Twitter chat for REDBOOK Magazine last October, #TruthAboutTrying. It tied in with their No Shame Campaign and their powerful article, The Invisible Pain of Infertility. Well, we're back for part two, and this time the conversation continues on Facebook! Join The Infertility Voice and REDBOOK Magazine as we talk about all things infertility from 1-2pm next Thursday, April 26th. REDBOOK is once again helping to raise awareness ... Read on »

NIAW 2012: Raise Awareness on Your Facebook Timeline!

NIAW Like-Me2

Updated at the bottom! National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is from April 22-28, 2012.It's an important week for the entire infertility community as we gather together to raise awareness for our disease. Founded by Resolve, the National Infertility Association, NIAW is a recognized health observance week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. There are those who would have you believe that infertility is not a disease. They're wrong. There are those who would have ... Read on »

Bitter Bettie bites back!

A follow up to my last post, Call me a Bitter Bettie.On the Inspire.com RESOLVE boards, someone posted almost the exact same lament I had about Facebook status updates on Monday. There were 75 replies at last count to this discussion, so it's comforting to know there are a lot of folks dealing with IF who share my woes/frustrations/occasionally Bitter Bettie moments:So... here are the four facebook statuses that my friends have on the site right now... I haven't included their real names... to ... Read on »