Infertility - the land of painful poking, prodding and puking - in every way you can imagine. I like to call it “The Silent I” because it’s such a deeply personal experience and one that oftentimes, others can’t see. There are no fundraisers for it. No 5K walk/runs for research and awareness. No colored ribbon to wear on your lapel. Yet, 1 in 8 couples are “infertile” - have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. (Source: CDC, National Survey of Family Growth, 2006-2010.)
It doesn’t matter if you’re a junior high student or a graduating senior. There is probably something that you’d like to quit doing. I don’t know if it’s losing your temper or looking at things you shouldn’t. Maybe it’s gossiping, smoking, drinking, lying, or simply thinking things you wish weren’t in your head. Everywhere you look, well-meaning people are telling you to quit something. Stop smoking—buy a patch, chew this gum, follow this plan. Everyone from weightwatchers to your school principal is telling you to stop something.