APRIL 18 – 24 2021
Anyone can be
challenged to have a family.
You are not
One in Eight
National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is a campaign aimed to raise awareness around infertility and help change the conversation. Anyone can be challenged to have a family, in fact, infertility is common with one in eight couples in the U.S struggling to get pregnant. NIAW brings the community closer together and creates a platform for people to raise their voices. With so many in-person events canceled because of COVID-19, people with infertility and those struggling to build a family need support more than ever. Anyone can be challenged to have a family. No matter what race, religion, sexuality or economic status, infertility does not discriminate.
ORM Joins #WearOrange!
We’ve joined the orange movement to show our support of National Infertility Awareness Week. Started by RESOLVE: The National INfertility Association, we are wearing orange on Wednesday, April 21st to help raise infertility awareness and empower others and help break down the stigma around infertility. For all individuals seeking to support those with infertility, join us on April 21st and #WearOrange!
Why Orange? RESOLVE Explains:
“The color orange promotes a sense of wellness, emotional energy to be shared: compassion, passion, and warmth. Helps to recover from disappointments, a wounded heart, or a blow to one’s pride. Studies show that orange can create a heightened sense of activity, increased socialization, boost in aspiration, contentment, assurance, confidence and understanding.
RESOLVE uses orange to raise awareness, increase activity around an important movement, and remind our community every day that RESOLVE is there for them during the disappointments while educating and promoting physical and emotional wellness.”
#Infertiltysucks…especially when it feels like you can’t talk about it! Infertility is common, affecting one in eight couples in the U.S., and is defined as the inability to get pregnant after 12 months of actively trying. An infertility diagnosis can be overwhelming, cause emotional stress, create feelings of inadequacy, drain finances, and cause issues in partnerships. On top of that, the stigma around infertility silences the community affected by it. Help us break down the stigma and change the conversation. Share these #InfertilitySucks shareables with your friend, family, and community. Let them know they’re not alone.
Join the conversation and help us break down the stigma and barriers people have to growing their family. We have partnered with ORM Families to create some shareables to make it easy for anyone to join the conversation and raise awareness for infertility and those that the disease impacts.
Infertility Support E-Cards
Created by ORM Families
Share on Social!
Show your support for those struggling with infertility by sharing any of these images to your social media channels with #infertilitysucks! Help change the conversation and remove the stigma around infertility. Together we can remove the barriers for those wanting to build their family.
Professionally-Led Infertility Support Group
ORM’s Director of Psychological Services, Britta Dinnsmore, Ph.D., offers a free monthly infertility support group that is open to the community. On April 22, 2020, the support group will be focused on stress management. At the meeting, Britta will discuss mind-body tools for managing stress, practical tips for structuring life to minimize stress, as well as time for discussion about any issues that are currently relevant for the participants that particular night.
ORM Patient Story
Heather & Brandon
After 2 fertility specialists, 7 IUIs, 2 IVF procedures, 4 surgeries, and 10 years of failed attempts, Heather and Brandon fought to maintain hope.