This week is the first ever National Infertility Awareness week in the UK and the campaign title is ‘Talking about Trying’. The Infertility Network UK have taken this challenge in 2013 to get us talking more about trying to conceive and put an end to the secrecy of infertility.
This is a snippet from their website:
Help us to spread the word and get everyone Talking about Trying in 2013!
Infertility can be devastating, and it’s time we openly acknowledged that. So, we’re on a mission to end the isolation and secrecy of infertility — and we’d like you to be part of it! We want to try to end this and start a more open conversation about infertility. We all know it can be good to talk so that’s why we have called our 10th anniversary campaign Talking about Trying!
As you all know I am a big believer in ‘talking about trying’ and the support I have received since doing so has been immense. I don’t want to be isolated in my journey to become a Mum and really believe that by talking about it I am no longer alone. So many people have now told me that they are in the same position or have struggled to get pregnant in the past, it is far more common than we even know but it is only when it is openly talked about do you realise that you are in fact not alone.
I don’t want my issues with infertility to be a secret, I want others to know that it’s not always easy to fall pregnant but that it’s okay to let people know that sometimes it’s not easy for everyone, but the one thing I want people to know is that no matter how hard it it is we are never alone if we talk about it.
So let’s ‘Talk about Trying’