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.  

National Infertility Awareness Week™ is April 20th
– 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
false
Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples of reproductive age.  Infertility is a disease that results in the
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.
In order to raise awareness during National Infertility
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
infertility.
If you’d like to participate, you may record your responses
to my interview questions on this form.
Thanks in advance for your participation, support, and
resolving to know more about infertility.

Visit Resolve.org to educate yourself on infertility or to
find a support group.

What will you Resolve to Know More of during National Infertility Awareness Week?
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Kim is the do-it-all mom (and wife) who not only works full-time and is a freelance makeup artist, but also blogs about her love of family, travel, beauty and skincare. Now that she has a kindergartener, Kim has added Class Parent to her resume. These are all tough jobs, but somehow, she makes them look easy.