As someone who has struggled with infertility one of my consistent thoughts is feeling that no one understands my journey.
Studies have shown that those who are going through infertility have depression and anxiety as bad or worse then those going through cancer treatments, yet infertility is still the ‘secret disease’. Reproducing is a basic human right and when you take someone’s human rights away, loss and grief can take over.
Infertility is more common than you think. In Canada 1 and 6 couples are going through infertility and in the US it’s 1 in 8 couples.
So, friends… I want to share with you some TED talk videos that will open your eyes to the very real struggles that millions are going through every day (quietly).
For those of you who are trying to conceive without success, share these videos with your friends and family. To those who know someone going through infertility, this will open your eyes up to the process and the pain.Studies have shown that those who are going through infertility have depression and anxiety as bad or worse then those going through cancer treatments, yet infertility is still the 'secret disease'. #grief #infertility Click To Tweet
3 Must Watch TED Talks About Infertility:
A Journey Through Infertility
This moved me to tears. Camille Preston talks about her infertility journey with humour and heart. As a self-proclaimed “control freak”, Camille talks about how to survive in the wake of uncontrollable challenge.
My Dream Died, Now What?
This is another one you’ll need the tissue box for! Lynette delivers her story with such heart that anyone can relate to her journey. She talks about the loss of a dream and the beauty that hope can provide. The big takeaway: “When one dream is on hold, go live another dream.”When one dream is on hold, go live another dream - Lynette Lewis #TEDTalk #Dreams #Infertility #Adoption #Stepparent Click To Tweet
The Lost Tribe of Childless Women
As someone who’s dealt with infertility, I still think of those women who haven’t had the opportunity to even try to have a baby, simply because the timing wasn’t right due to career or not being in a relationship during fertile years. This video talks about the women out there who are childless. Approximately 10% are childless by choice, with 90% either from infertility, miscarriage or just never having the chance to try. This is an extremely eye-opening video and a must watch.Society is uncomfortable with unfixable things - Jody Day #TEDTalk #Childless #Infertility Click To Tweet
I hope these videos touched your heart and helped educate you about the grief that infertility brings.
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