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Wednesday, May 2, 2012


We often post about fun or weird holidays here, but today I’d like to make you aware of a holiday that’s quite serious. It’s National Infertility Survival Day®, and it’s celebrated annually the first Sunday in May, the Sunday before Mother’s Day.

National Infertility Survival Day® was founded eight years ago by Beverly Barna, to recognize those women as she puts it, “who sit crying and praying silently in the pews on Mother’s Day, while those around them exalt the moms they wish so deeply they can become.” It’s a day set aside to honor those women who have suffered through failed conceptions, miscarriages, still-births, and adoptions that fell through.

Barna is also the author Infertility Sucks!, a “humorous and healing book…for the infertile woman’s soul.”

Thanks for making our readers aware of this special day, Janice! Infertility Sucks! was also illustrated by Lois Winston, the author who writes those humorous amateur sleuth mysteries about moi. -- AP

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