Hope Award for Best Blog*

Be part of the Night of Hope! Your vote will help determine this year’s Hope Award for Best Blog. The Best Blog award is given to a blog written by someone who is living with infertility and whose blog posts raise awareness about what life is like when you’re faced with infertility.

2014 Hope Award for Best Blog Recipient Image

Take a look at the nominees for Best Blog. These bloggers participated in the “ListenUp!” Bloggers Unite Project and submitted their blogs for nomination. More than 90 blog posts were submitted, then narrowed down by RESOLVE staff.

It’s your turn to vote for your favorite. Discover the 2017 Hope Award for Best Blog nominees and vote for your favorite blog.

The winner will be announced in October and will be invited to accept her award December 4 at the 20th annual Night of Hope! 

And the Best Blog nominees are:

A Hummingbird Paused

Excerpt from Listen Up! For Waiting Mothers

Motherhood is complicated.

It's messy, stressful, and difficult. And it can also be very lonely.  Especially for those mothers who are still waiting for their children.

Do you remember the Friend's episode, when Chandler is talking about Monica and their struggle to start a family?  He says "She's a mother, without a baby."

So many mothers, and fathers, are in this position. They know in their heart that they are already a mother or father. They have made space. They have carved out a section of their heart and soul for a baby that hasn't yet come.
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Excerpt from Listen Up! Infertility is a Disease

This being National Infertility Awareness Week, I am of course compelled to write about my experience. Infertility is a life altering diagnosis you live with for the rest of your life. It may not be life ending on its own, but its effects reverberate in your day to day life, for the REST of your life.

2 years ago I shared my personal story of how infertility contributed to my nervous breakdown.
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On Fecund Thought


So here I am again, officially in cycle again. The first two FETs didn’t work, so I am throwing a bunch of stuff at this cycle in the hope that something—specifically, an embryo—sticks. FET3 coincides with National Infertility Awareness Week; the theme this year is Listen Up.

So, listen up! because here’s what I want everyone to know:

Having a baby cures childlessness—NOT infertility..
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The 2 Week Wait

Excerpt from Listen Up and then BE HEARD!

When I first read the theme of this year’s NIAW, Listen Up, my first-not-thinking-just-react-reaction was, “Wait. Shouldn’t it be speak up????” I mean haven’t us infertiles been hiding in the shadows quietly listening long enough???

We’re the ones who attend baby showers after our latest IVF failure listening to the “Oooos” and “Ahhhs” while someone else opens up baby gifts. We’re the ones who politely listen and ignore ignorant comments like, “I had a cousin who was trying to get pregnant for years and then she went to a hypnotist and got pregnant the next day! Have you tried that???” We’re the ones who nod and listen when we hear a fertile friend talk about how bummed she is that her third unplanned pregnancy is going to be another girl when she really wanted a boy. Especially now, we’re listening while more people in power talk about what they think should be done with embryos or whether or not children born through assisted reproductive technology should be considered ‘legitimate’. Read more.

Make your Hope Award for Best Blog selection below:

Voting for this award has been closed. We will be announcing the Hope Award for Best Blog recipient shortly.

*Please note: Nominations for Best Blog does not imply any endorsement from RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. Votes are captured via the online survey only.  Only one vote per email address.