National Infertility Awareness Week®, (NIAW) is a movement, founded in 1989 by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. Its mission is to empower patients and change the conversation around infertility. So many people feel ashamed of their fertility issues and often aren’t supported by their employer or community. Many couples feel isolated when they struggle to build a family, so NIAW was created to empower them and help people find a community that cares.
Coastal Fertility Specialist is dedicated to changing the conversation around infertility. This is what we hope National Infertility Awareness Week® will accomplish:
Enhance public understanding that infertility needs and deserves attention.
Ensure that people trying to build a family know the guidelines for seeing a specialist.
Educate lawmakers about how infertility impacts people in their state.
We Wear Orange for Awareness
The color orange promotes a sense of wellness, emotional energy to be shared: compassion, passion, and warmth. We join the national movement in wearing orange to raise awareness, increase activity around an important movement, and remind our community every day that Coastal Fertility is here for them.
In 2010, National Infertility Awareness Week® became a federally recognized health observance by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Look around, a lot of people are experiencing infertility. You or someone you know and love may be one of them…
1 in 8 couples (or 12% of married women) have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. (2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth, CDC)
7.4 million women, or 11.9% of women, have ever received any infertility services in their lifetime. (2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth, CDC)
Approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or, is unexplained. (American Society For Reproductive Medicine)
A couple ages 29-33 with a normal functioning reproductive system has only a 20-25% chance of conceiving in any given month (National Women’s Health Resource Center). After six months of trying, 60% of couples will conceive without medical assistance.
If you or someone you know if struggling with infertility, don’t wait to get help. The sooner you see a doctor the better your outcome will be. Call our office 843-883-5800 to learn more.