The theme this year is so appropriate “DON’T IGNORE INFERTILITY”. Many of the women in my book Dear God, Why Can’t I Have a Baby? A Companion Guide for Couples on the Infertility Journey expressed the sorrowful complaint that they felt ignored by friends and family and even the church–especially the church.
With 1 in 6 couples experiencing infertility they’re a pretty large part of the population to ignore.
Since you probably know someone struggling with infertility, or maybe you are yourself, here are some things you can do:
Check out this website: http://www.resolve.org/national-infertility-awareness-week/home-page.html
Consider giving a copy of my book Dear God, Why Can’t I Have a Baby? It’s a book of hope and encouragement from couples who have experienced infertility and can offer perspective and comfort. The book would also make a great gift for a mommy-in-waiting on Mother’s Day, which is the hardest day of the year for her.
Read the following article to help you know what to say and what not to say to a couple:
Excerpts taken from Dear God, Why Can’t I Have a Baby? A Companion Guide for Couples on the Infertility Journey, Janet Thompson, Leafwood Publishers.