Saturday, January 15, 2011

Catholic Infertility Support Group

I met Laura on the yahoo catholic infertility forum. She started a support group for women with Infertility and recurrent miscarriage in Florida. She also created a website with information. Hannah's
Are you struggling with infertility?
By Laura Flaherty

As women, especially Catholic women, bringing new life into this world is at the very core of who we are. Not being able to do this can be very painful and isolating. Hannah's Heart is here to help. Women who share this journey offer fellowship, spiritual and emotional support, friendship and education about the Catholic Church’s teaching and options for treatment.
Infertility and recurrent miscarriage (and many women’s health issues in general), are often not talked about. Many women suffer in silence. It led me to start Hannah's Heart. I was looking for a place to turn to share my struggles with infertility, so I knew there must be other women out there struggling in a similar way. It is particularly difficult being a Catholic woman and couple struggling with infertility because the church teaches against treatments offered by conventional reproductive specialists.
By God’s grace, my husband and I have never deliberated over whether to abide by the church’s teachings. We have always known that the church holds the fullness of truth. However, many couples do struggle with this.
Babies are gifts from God, not something we are to go out and obtain for ourselves no matter the cost. Infertility is such a difficult struggle. But, difficult as it is, sometimes so much good comes of it. My husband and I have a closer relationship and a deeper respect for life; I’ve made some really close friends that I wouldn't have known. And, more importantly, when the time comes, we will be very different parents than we would have been without the struggle. And whether it’s by conception or adoption, we will love and appreciate our child (ran) in a way that wasn’t possible otherwise.

For more about Hannah’s Heart, please email Laura Flaherty at or call (904) 625-2572 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (904) 625-2572      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.   or visit  Hannah's


  1. Sharing this information on Face Book

    God bless you and Hannah's Heart for your efforts!

    Therese Garcia
    Hannah's Tears Ministry

  2. Thanks for sharing this as if you read my thoughts. My husband and I are currently in a dilema of choosing an artificial means of conception. We've been through two specialists who have confirmed that we are ok. Progesterone level fine, tubes open, i have a womb, my husband has enough spermss! what on earth is the problem? We are Catholics yet, there's pressure even from my own family who raised me as a Catholic , to try these methods. Please I really don't want to do it. But how can I get a consultant who is trained in this new something about getting treatment which the church suppports. I'm in Nigeria. Please I need this information ASAP. Unisis (email:

  3. If you are suffering from unexplained infertility it could be your diet that is keeping you from cconceiving. There seems to be a link between gluten containing foods and infertility. I will send you an e-Mail. All my best, Amy


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