Apr 5, 2017

Infertility Awareness Month

Happy Spring everyone! I know it’s been awhile since I have posted, but I just had to share this news with you. I just returned from an Infertility Symposium in Vancouver, Canada. It is the largest gathering of its kind and people from all over the world attend. It is for acupuncturist, naturopaths, doctors and researchers and it’s all about the treatment of infertility. As you all know treating infertility is near and dear to my heart and I want to be able to help all who struggle with this to have a family! Here are some things you may or may not know about infertility:

  • Infertility treatments (as in Assisted Reproductive Technologies such as IVF and IUI’s) are not covered by most insurance companies and these therapies are very expensive ($15-$30,000 and up!).
  • 1 in every 8 couples suffer from infertility
  • There were 102,475 ART cycles started in 2009 and only 1/3 resulted in live births!

April is Infertility Awareness Month and Seattle is going big in honor of all the people who suffer from infertility. Most of the events are completely free to the public or low cost. Among these are:

Footsteps for Fertility: A fertility grant-giving 5K walk/race at Seward Park on April 22. You or a team you put together can raise money which will go toward grants for ART treatment, medications and PGS testing. Register at: Footstepsforfertility.org

SEA-ART-HEAL: ART of infertility: http://bit.ly/SeaArtHealA/NT: An exhibit which is in the Gallery across from the Seattle Center foundation next to the Key Arena. On display: Wed-Sun. 11-6. April 1-30

“Vegas Baby”: movie screening and panel: April 27, AMC Loews Alderwood 16. Buy tickets at: tugg.com

Thank you so much for your support!!!