Updated: May 19, 2020
This week is National Infertility Awareness Week. If you've been following my story, you're probably aware that I've been going through fertility treatments over the last 7 months. I decided to open up about my 5 year fertility journey after my first IVF cycle failed. I felt lost when it did. How could it have? I'm young. It was a sure thing - at least that's what I thought. Something told me to share my story, and since then I have gotten messages daily from women all over sharing their similar stories. Did you know 1 in 8 couples will experience fertility issues? I am 1 in 8. For the longest time, I never wanted to admit that part of my life, and I hid it away from everyone. I am so glad I made the decision to speak out and share my journey.
Infertility is quite the lonely process, especially when you don't speak out. The more women began messaging me, the more I saw that there is a HUGE community out there struggling and looking for support. That's when I got the idea that there should be a place where real women who are struggling, or have struggled, should have a place to share their stories and better open up about their experiences. This is where Infertile Millennial was born.
Infertile Millennial was created with two reasons in mind. One was obviously because I feel that sharing my journey, talking about my experience, and pouring my heart out about this whole process is helpful for my mental health, grieving process, and healing. Two was because if more women open up about their struggles, hopefully a listener out there will stumble upon this podcast and feel slightly less alone. Infertility sucks. For those of you going through this, I see you, I feel you, I hear you, I know your pain. You are not alone in this.
With all of this being said, I'm so excited to announce that you can start listening to the Infertile Millennial Podcast now. The first episode is fitting for National Infertility Awareness Week because here is where I'll be sharing my entire fertility journey from start to present. I hope you enjoy the first episode and I kindly thank you for tuning in. If you or someone you know if struggling with fertility and wants to share your story, please feel free to find me on instagram @emilyyorlando and send me a message there, or email me.