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Infertility Awareness Week

October 19-25th, 2008 is National Infertility Awareness week.

To increase awareness, and also in an effort to help many couples realize their dreams of becoming parents, The New Hope Center for Reproductive Medicine in Virginia Beach, Virginia is giving ? free consult sessions. If you are struggling with issues surrounding infertility, this may be a great time to research your local medical options and see if your clinic may be offering any such programs. If you live near The New Hope Center, make a call today to schedule the consult.

According to the statistics I saw, about 10% of US couples struggle with infertility issues. That amounts to about 1 in 10 couples or about 1.6 million people. Doctors basically use the term infertile to describe couples who have tried unsuccessfully for about a year to conceive or to describe those who are unable to carry a pregnancy to term due to miscarriage.

Doctor?s also stress that it?s important to remember that infertility does not mean sterility?in other words, there is hope. Of the millions of couples that seek help each year, over 50% of those couples eventually are able to conceive and birth a child.

If you are struggling with infertility issues, know that you are not alone and that there is hope. Check with your local resources to see if they are participating in National Infertility Awareness Week. Ask if they are offering free consults. Taking that first step may be hard, but you can do it!

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