Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Your Help is Needed!!!!

We interrupt our usual broadcasting to bring you this very special request.

I am copying and pasting our friend Simone's recent post about Redbook. Please contact them!! It won't take long!

Redbook magazine partnered with Resolve The National Infertility Association to create the no shame campaign called "the truth about trying". The goal is to bring infertility out in the open and provide women with support. There is going to be an article about infertility in the November issue of Redbook.

There is also an online component with videos and links. I watched some of the videos and it made me cry. Here is the link to the videos I think that this could really help some women who feel isolated and alone. I was a little dissapointed with the support information. I am hoping that they will add more as this grows. They had some links to women's blogs.

I then checked out the link to infertility treatments and I was not happy. The only treatments listed were clomid, iui, IVF, and egg freezing. So I am going to launch my own campaign here today and I hope you will join me.Here is a link to the a page about treatments.

I would like to send Redbook magazine a message from those of us who choose not to do IVF. I would like them to know that it is not the only option. If they really want to explore the "truth about trying" then I am hoping that they will include us.

I am going to send them an email explaining that there are more treatments available. I am going to ask them to do an article in their magazine about napro and other methods such as immune issues. Can you please help me? Would you also send them a request? If you want, you can also include your blog for their blog page. I found the contact information for the editor. Maybe they will ignore us, but maybe if enough of us send a message, they will do a follow up article next month. If you send something in, please let me know. You can leave a comment or send me an email.
THANK YOU!
-Simone

Redbook
Editorial Offices
300 West 57th St.
22nd Floor
New York, NY 10019

redbook@hearst.com



Thank you!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

You can also write a letter to the editor. Good luck with your campaign.

imusthaveprayedforpatience said...

That sounds like a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Molly M. said...

I don't follow your friend's blog, but wanted to let you know that I did write them. Hope that the campaign towards getting the word out there is successful.

Ania said...

It's worth a shot right? I'll send an email, NaproTech and CrMS are too great not to share!

Simone said...

Thank you TCIE for posting this. I have been trying so hard to get the word out there. I am tired of seeing IVF on every news cover. It took me two years to learn about napro and I feel sad for others out there who truly do not know they have an option. I am hoping that if enough of us send a message our voices will be heard. Thank you to everyone who will send a letter or an email.

Patiently Waiting...... said...

Drafting an e-mail this evening! NaproTechnology must be made more mainstream. If it wasn't for the IF Catholic blogs, I probably still would no nothing about it.

TCIE...thanks for the comment on my blog posting the other day. Your words brought me sincere comfort.

motheringspirit said...

Wondering if you saw this article on IVF in U.S. Catholic this month: http://www.uscatholic.org/church/2011/08/where-do-babies-come-church-and-ivf
I thought the author did a pretty good job of providing a range of perspectives honestly, but affirming the Church's teaching. And Dr. Hilgers gets good press as well!