Recently, I posted an account in my personal stories section, written by Amira Posner. I asked Amira if I could also write something about her website, as I think it is an amazing resource that deserves attention.
If you are in the Toronto area and are struggling with reproductive issues, you are in luck. She practices in the area and hosts a Mind-Body Infertility group. If you’ve read any of my interviews with the Specialists, you know that the Mind-Body connection is integral to one’s reproductive health.
If you’re not in the area, fear not, she offers Skype and phone sessions as well.
But what I really want to highlight is something that first drew my attention to her work. She offers a service called “Fertility Friend.” From her site:
Going through Infertility can feel very isolating. Often, it seems like nobody understands. Healing Infertility has started a new program called “fertility friend.” If you are struggling with infertility and want to connect with someone who is also going through the experience, join our fertility friend program. We call it one on one “peer support.”
Get yourself connected and supported. If you are going through IVF treatment, we can also put you in touch with someone who has gone through the same treatment.
Our own history in this field has shown us that communication through a peer support programme like fertility friend can be valuable to a person feeling isolated and suffering with the difficult emotions that come with this experience.
As the name suggests, Infertility Out Loud is intended to give a voice to people going through infertility and all things related to it. To me, Fertility Friend is a perfect representation of what IOL stands for-connecting people through common experience and bringing solace through feeling “heard.”
The tag line of my site, taken from my bio: reads “because relating to others is a powerful tool.” Fertility Friend enables you to relate to someone and to use that tool to help you along your journey. If you come here looking for support, I hope you will also go there to find even more.
Visit Amira and Fertility Friend here.