Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Redbook’s No-Shame Campaign

Redbook magazine partnered with Resolve The National Infertility  Association to create the no shame campaign called "the truth about trying". The goal is to bring infertility out in the open and provide women with support. There is going to be an article about infertility in the November issue of Redbook.

There is also an online component with videos and links. I watched some of the videos and it made me cry. Here is the link to the videos I think that this could really help some women who feel isolated and alone. I was a little disappointed with the support information. I am hoping that they will add more as this grows. They had some links to women's blogs.

I then checked out the link to  infertility treatments and I was not happy.  The only treatments listed were clomid, iui, IVF, and egg freezing. So I am going to launch my own campaign here today and I hope you will join me.Here is a link to the a page about treatments.

I would like to send Redbook magazine a message from those of us who choose not to do IVF. I would like them to know that it is not the only option. If they really want to explore the "truth about trying" then I am hoping that they will include us.

I am going to send them an email explaining that there are more treatments available. I am going to ask them to do an article in their magazine about napro and other methods such as immune issues. Can you please help me? Would you also send them a request? If you want, you can also include your blog for their blog page. I found the contact information for the editor. Maybe they will ignore us, but maybe if enough of us send a message, they will do a follow up article next month. If you send something in, please let me know. You can leave a comment or send me an email.

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  1. I'm putting this on my blog - this is such a fantastic idea, and I am happy to help!! Thanks, Simone!!


  2. Absolutely! Great idea....we matter too!

  3. Thanks Simone! I copied your post and added this to the Hannah's Tears sites, blog, facebook and twitter. Please feel free to send me your links to post to the ministry site in the future.

    God bless!
    Hannah's Tears Ministry & Apostolate

  4. I will also participate ... and link on my blog as well.

  5. Thank you for helping out and thanks to those who are posting this on their blogs. Please spread the word. There are many of us out there but yet we are ignored. Magazines only put IVF on their covers. It is time to get our story put on the cover of a magazine so that when a woman is looking for help she sees that she is not alone in her quest for an alternative.

  6. FYI - I posted this on TCIE's wall as well, but U.S. Catholic is running a story on IVF this month that you might want to check out: http://www.uscatholic.org/church/2011/08/where-do-babies-come-church-and-ivf
    Best of luck with your campaign with Redbook!


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