In recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week, we are seeking to raise awareness about this struggle by sharing stories from local moms and a dad who have been in this difficult place, as well as additional local resources to help parents along this journey. Through this series, we hope to provide encouragement for women and men who are facing infertility and perspective for those supporting them in the battle. Thank you to our sponsors, UAB Women & Infants Services, and to each of the contributors to this series — especially the courageous parents who have shared a painful piece of your journeys.
Introducing Lullaby Wishes
According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), one in eight couples (or 12% of married women) has trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. While there are various causes of infertility, plenty of statistics, and all kinds of clinical data available, what we know, what we strive to show in this series, is that infertility is personal. It is real people. It is the friend from church, the cousin, the brother-in-law. Maybe it’s you. The goal of this series is to encourage and to come alongside those for whom the struggle is all too real. We see you.
Coming Up in the Series
Hurt that Heals
Difficulty and Hope During Infertility :: Insight from a Therapist
Cheers to the Club I Never Planned on Joining
First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage . . . Then You Wait
Dos and Don’ts of Supporting Loved Ones Through Infertility
A Journey Through Secondary Infertility
A Man’s Perspective on Infertility
Infertility :: The Importance of Finding Your Tribe
I Am An Infertility Survivor
About our Partners at UAB Medicine Women & Infants Services
When it comes to your health, UAB Women & Infants Services is here to help with the things you plan for as well as the unexpected. We also recognize that healthy relationships last a lifetime. That’s why we provide comprehensive care for women at every stage of life, in the comfort of our award-winning Women & Infants Center. From routine OB/GYN visits and the birth of a baby to menopause, we are with you every step of the way. And if you face issues such as infertility, gynecologic cancer, incontinence, a difficult pregnancy, or a premature birth, our team of specialists and sub-specialists is committed to providing you with exceptional care and compassion. From the simple to the complex, from the everyday to the out of the ordinary, we want to be part of your journey as a woman – no matter where life takes you.