National Infertility Awareness Week

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Infertility can be a lonely experience for the millions of couples and individuals facing challenges to build a family. Each year, National Infertility Awareness Week works to increase awareness of infertility and foster a supportive community of those impacted personally, allies and advocates.

Here are ways to get involved and build connections through this year’s infertility awareness week from April 24-30, 2022.

Boost Infertility Awareness

One of the best ways to commemorate this week is to increase awareness in your own circle. Many people simply do not know how common infertility is or its specific risk factors.

RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, has a helpful list of infertility facts, with plenty of eye-opening statistics. Share your favorite stats with family and friends or post them to your social media channels.

Change your Facebook banner or share one of these infertility awareness week images. Use hashtags #NIAW2022, #NationalInfertilityAwarenessWeek, and #RESOLVE.

Take Part in the NIAW 5-Day Challenge

Want to use social media in a more targeted way during National Infertility Awareness Week? Participate in the NIAW 5 Day Challenge to show your network how infertility impacts your everyday life.

Here’s the guide for this year’s infertility awareness week:

  • Day 1
    #ThisIsMyStory:
    Share your struggles online through text, image, or video.
  • Day 2
    #WeCanAll:
    Think about ways we can change the status quo when it comes to how we talk about fertility.
  • Day 3
    #WearOrange:
    Wear your favorite shade of orange to help raise infertility awareness.
  • Day 4
    #InfertilityIs:
    Share a picture that describes what infertility means to you. Make it as personal or as universal as you’d like.
  • Day 5
    #IAmBehindTheSwirl:
    Show how you get involved in supporting or advocating for fertility issues.

Tell Your Own Story for Infertility Awareness Week

National Infertility Awareness Week isn’t just about educating others — it’s also about honoring your unique circumstances and receiving the support you need. Consider sharing your story with a larger circle of family and friends to strengthen your support network for your journey.

You can also submit your story for infertility awareness week to bring a personal lens to this topic. Feel encouraged by others with similar experiences by listening, reading, or watching their stories.

Build Connections

Join others who know first-hand the infertility struggles during National Infertility Awareness Week with one of these ideas:

  • Start or join a virtual DIY Walk to build connections with those facing similar issues.
  • Arrange a virtual or in-person fundraising event with the help of other couples facing infertility to raise funds for RESOLVE.
  • Coordinate a group to attend the virtual Advocacy Day on May 18th and share your “WHY” with your friends, family, and network.

Support for Infertility Awareness Week and Beyond

Mandell’s Clinical Pharmacy proudly stands alongside couples facing infertility during National Infertility Awareness Week and every week in-between. Contact us to gain more insight into how we support you as you build your family.