This blog, Beauty and the Bump started off as a pregnancy,
and lifestyle blog, and then transformed into a mom blog. Not once
did I think I’d incorporate infertility into it. However, since [secondary infertility] is a very real issue that I’ve been dealing with personally, I realized that as a woman and
blogger, it’s my duty to raise awareness on this issue.
– April 26th. This year’s
theme is: Resolve to Know More. There are so many misconceptions surrounding
infertility that I’ve touched on in some of my TTC posts, such as it only being
a “woman’s issue”, it only affects women who are over 35, or it doesn’t affect
minorities etc. All of those things are
abnormal functioning of the male or female reproductive system. 30%
of infertility can be attributed to male factors, and about 30% can be
attributed to female factors. In about 20% of cases infertility is
unexplained, and the remaining 10% of infertility is caused by a combination of
problems in both partners.
Awareness Week (NIAW), I’m going to showcase some personal interviews with
women (couples) of various ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, race and ethnicities who
are currently struggling with infertility. Hopefully, by the end of NIAW, I along with
the women sharing their stories, remove the ignorance and shame surrounding
to my interview questions on this form.
resolving to know more about infertility.
find a support group.