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Infertility Awareness Week (Updated)

Now through May 1, 2010 is National Infertility Awareness Week.

According to RESOLVE:

“Infertility affects approximately 10% of the population. Since infertility strikes diverse groups – affecting people from all socioeconomic levels and cutting across all racial, ethnic and religious lines – chances are great that a friend, relative, neighbor or perhaps you are attempting to cope with the medical and emotional aspects of infertility”.

Video is by singer/songwriter Sarah Motes Ashley, who had 6 IVF procedures. Updated: Please note that Ms. Ashley’s site (which Jannie mentioned in a blog comment) does contain pictures that may be triggering for some. I was not aware when I posted this video that her circumstances had changed and just wanted to make infertile readers aware that seeking out her blog may present pictures you are not up to seeing at this time.

Interested in taking action to support patients with infertility? Check out the “Become an Advocate” page on RESOLVE’s newly revamped website by clicking the yellow badge below. (Readers who have a badge like this on your own blogs, please update the links on your sites to reflect the new web address for RESOLVE’s advocacy work). Thank you!

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1 JennNo Gravatar { 04.26.10 at 9:58 pm }

Thank you for this link Jeanne. I’m going to check it out & add it to my blog too.

2 JeanneNo Gravatar { 04.26.10 at 10:58 pm }


That’s great! The more people spreading infertility awareness, the better!


3 Jannie FunsterNo Gravatar { 04.27.10 at 2:59 pm }

Wow, that was a really really touching video. I’d been thinking of writing a song about infertility but I see now I sure don’t need to — this says it all. This is just amazing!!

She is so hopeful in the last line, that really got to me. The hope in spite of all the heartache.

Im going now to check out Sarah’s website.

Take care, and thanks a bunch for posting this.
.-= Jannie Funster´s last blog ..Just A Quick Picture. (Yeah, Right.) 🙂 =-.

4 JeanneNo Gravatar { 04.28.10 at 12:17 am }


I apologize for your comment being delayed in moderation. At the time I posted this Sarah Motes Ashley video this week, I was unaware of her current situation. I had posted this same video months ago and it was well-received by readers. So, I posted it again here. After doing so, I came across the same site you emailed me about. When I got your comment about heading over to check out her site, I decided to update the post (which I finally just did) to make readers aware that her current site may be triggering for some.

Yes, her song really is amazing. The video is awesome too. It really spoke to many people.

I think it’s amazing too. 😉

That doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t love to hear your personal take on an infertility song. I have no doubt you could really knock it out of the park yourself!

Yes, I loved her hopeful ending to the song… after everything she had experienced by the taping of that video/song.

Thank you, Jannie!

Take care,


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