New Beginnings are on the mind of many people this week. In the Christian tradition, we celebrated Easter yesterday, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus and the new life he makes available to us all; concurrently Jews around the world are in the midst of observing Passover, reflecting on the exodus from slavery in Egypt to a new life of freedom; and in much of the country, blossoming trees and flowers remind us of spring and new life.
This week also offers the hope of new beginnings to the millions around the world who are suffering from infertility. Sunday marked the beginning of National Infertility Awareness week, and for this year’s theme the National Infertility Association has chosen, “resolve to know more.” In this spirit, I will offer posts throughout the week highlighting resources available to those suffering from infertility, as well as the friends and family who love and support them.
Perhaps the most well-known resource serving the infertility community is Resolve, the national infertility association. Established in 1974, Resolve is the only established, nationwide network with the goal of promoting reproductive health and ensuring access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility. From support groups to legislative advocacy efforts to awareness-building activities, Resolve is a one-stop-shop for infertility assistance. If you or someone you know is struggling with infertility, I encourage you to visit the website to learn more about the resources available in your community.