The sensitivities of dealing with infertility actually helped us decide which products we wanted featured in our store and how to sell them. We try not to send out samples of nursing items in case a mother may be dealing with breastfeeding struggles (we’ve been there). We try to examine whether products will benefit not only the child(ren) but the family as a whole. When I dealt with post-partum depression, I saw how babywearing saved our family. We decided to carry all varieties of carriers to better educate others of both the physical and mental benefits. Every familia is unique in their situation in that we wanted products that were one of a kind just like them.
When we were going through our journey, we had support from friends and family. But, not many understood what we were really going through or what was involved. Years later, we are thrilled to see more awareness and discovered a local group that was organized years later call Braving Infertility Together (#bravingIT). While we wished we had this support during our struggles, we are so fortunate to have them now and want others to be able to have that support from the get-go. That is why we are donating 10% of all sales this week to Braving Infertility Together during National Infertility Awareness Week.
For those who are going through the struggles of infertility, I need you to understand this first and foremost hope and love are two very powerful tools; use them when and where you can. The journey may be hard and the destinations aren’t always going to be beautiful. But, remember to give yourself credit for walking that first step on the path of infertility. Everyone will have opinions on which way you should or shouldn’t be doing things, and there will be those that don’t support your choices, and that’s ok. Why? Because, there are thousands of others who WILL and have been on that same path.
Be Bold. Be Brave. You have a Familia here.