National Infertility Awareness Week!
It is only fitting that by God's design we meet our Intended Parents on the first day of National Infertility Awareness Week.... It is April 22-April 28. Wear orange to support the cause!
Most of us know what infertility is... or assume we know. It is a disease of the reproductive system. It's diagnosed after a couple has had one year of unprotected sex trying to conceive, multiple miscarriages in a woman under 35, or 6 mo. of trying to conceive after the age of 35. 30% of cases are from female infertility, 30% are from male infertility, 20%-30% are unknown origin, and 10% are from both partners being infertile.
1 in 8 couples of reproduction age suffers from infertility!
Infertility effects approximately 10% of the population. That being said- I am NOT one of the 10% obviously.
But just because it doesn't effect me doesn't mean I'm not affected by it. Did you catch that????
I feel this guilt when I hear of these loving deserving parents that LONG for a family of their own... when I didn't have to try for mine. I feel for them... I have what they are missing.
Please check out this AMAZING blog post.... No foot too small
I can't wait to share more of our meeting but for now... be in prayer for those waiting, for those longing, for those whose hearts ache when they see a mother and her baby, for those who see a father pushing her daughter on a swing and want that.
But for now... Don't ignore...
Don't ignore the signs of infertility, the pain of those who are going through it, the longing of those who want a family, the people around you...