This week is National Infertility Awareness Week and this year's theme is "Don't Ignore Infertility." You can read Don't Ignore Infertility Blog Posts from other IF bloggers here.
This year's theme made me think about how relatively lucky we've been throughout our years of IF. We've been pretty open about our situation from the beginning with friends and family and most everyone has been very supportive and sympathetic. While there have been times when I was upset about insensitive comments or uncomfortable situations, most everyone in our inner circle has been great. Personally, for us, I feel like the being ignored part comes from average people out in the world who either have preconceived notions about people who are dealing with infertility or those people who just plain don't know anything about infertility. I wish those people could understand that we aren't desperate, we aren't plotting to steal babies, we're not immoral for using assisted reproductive technologies - we just want to be parents, we want to grow our families and we want to be understood.
For more information about NIAW visit www.resolve.org