Tuesday, May 20, 2008

infertility's common thread

I read this blog off of a site:

For those of you that need support please read this blog, it is very informative.

Pomegranates, a longstanding symbol of fertility, serve as a strong analogy to those suffering through infertility. Though each pomegranate skin is unique in colour and texture, the seeds inside are remarkably similar from fruit to fruit. Though our diagnosis is unique—endometriosis, low sperm count, luteal phase defect, or causes unknown—the emotions, those seeds on the inside, are the same from person to person. Infertility creates frustration, anger, depression, guilt, and loneliness. Compounding these emotions is the shame that drives people suffering from infertility to retreat into silence.

In addition, the seeds represent the multitude of ways one can build their family: natural conception, treatments, adoption, third-party reproduction, or even choosing to live child-free. The pomegranate thread holds a two-fold purpose: to identify and create community between those experiencing infertility as well as create a starting point for a conversation. Women pregnant through A.R.T., families created through adoption, or couples trying to conceive during infertility can wear the thread, identifying themselves to others in this silent community. At the same time, the string serves as a gateway to conversations about infertility when people inquire about its purpose. These conversations are imperative if we are ever to remove the social stigma attached to infertility.Tie on the thread because you’re not alone. Wear to make aware.Join us in starting this conversation about infertility by purchasing this pomegranate-coloured thread (#814 by DMC) at any craft, knitting, or variety store such as Walmart or Target. Tie it on your right wrist. Notice it on others.

On my sidebar you will see infertility's common thread. For those bloggers reading this, please feel free to copy this and add it to yours as well.


M said...

Hey, Mandy. I found you through the Lost & Found. Welcome to blogworld. Our stories are similiar- I'm 27, was married in March of 2007, and I'm lucky enough to have PCOS, too. :) Feel free to check out my blog. Just shoot me an email to waiting3307@gmaildotcom, and I'll send you an invite. Have a great day.

Rachie Pachie said...

Welcome to the blog-world! I also am dealing with endo... if you ever wanna chat, hit me up!

Hope the U/S goes well tomorrow for the next IUI! :)