National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW) is a movement that began in 1989. The goal of NIAW is to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health.
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association founded this movement and continues to work with the professional family building community, corporate partners, and the media to:
ensure that people trying to conceive know the guidelines for seeing a specialist when they are trying to conceive.
enhance public understanding that infertility is a disease that needs and deserves attention.
educate legislators about the disease of infertility and how it impacts people in their state.
In 2010 National Infertility Awareness Week became a federally recognized health observance by the Department of Health and Human Services.
All this week, I will be posting stories of women who have lived or are living with infertility. Some will be success stories. Some will still be in the midst of their journey. Please share these and spread the word about this disease.