August President’s Letter

When going through the infertility journey, it’s hard to not curl up within our emotions and hide the truth from the world around us. It’s totally normal to want to be private with this specific topic and as we have learned from generations past, it’s just too difficult to talk about. But is it?

Conceive Nebraska receives emails weekly from individuals wanting someone to just listen to them. Our events are riddled with women swapping “war stories” and showing off their latest injecting site bruise. Our online support groups are threads full of people looking for advice or someone whose gone through the process to tell them what to look forward too. Needless to say, we aren’t so much the minority anymore and yet, the topic of infertility still seems to be something we keep hidden from the world.

May I suggest it’s time we begin advocating for ourselves? By opening up and telling your story, you never know whose going through the same thing and needs information that you possess. By explaining to family members and friends how best to support you allows them to maybe not make mistakes in what they say or do that could hinder the relationship. Advocating for time off during infertility procedures gives your boss and business place a different way to look at the reasons why individuals may need extra support during this time. Lobbying for infertility to be covered by insurance would give so many people hope who might not otherwise be able to financially afford infertility treatments. It’s time we begin the conversation.

This is why we at Conceive Nebraska work diligently to provide free resources, low-cost events, support groups, and encouragement. The only way we can do this is through funds we raise during our once-a-year fundraiser. I would like to personally invite you to Conceive Nebraska’s 2019 Tailgate Party on September 14th, at Kros Strain Brewing. Tickets are $50 and includes a BBQ dinner with all the fixn’s, a drink ticket, yard games, a chance to watch the Huskers with a few of our closest friends, and access to raffle and silent auction items hand-picked just for you! All proceeds raised this evening goes to furthering our mission to support couples and individuals who are somewhere on their conceiving journey. I hope to see you there!

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