National Infertility Awareness Week

Join us for National Infertility Awareness Week – April 18-24, 2021

National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW) is a movement, founded in 1989 by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. Its mission is to empower you and change the conversation around infertility. During National Infertility Awareness Week, we are planning several virtual events. These will include:

Saturday, April 17th: Virtual Yoga with Carissa Spada

For more information and to register, click here.

Monday, April 19th: Wear Orange for NIAW support campaign [Why wear Orange? See below for details]

Please join us in kicking off NIAW 2021 by wearing Orange. Be part of the conversation by posting your pictures to our Instagram page @uconnfertility.

Patients with in-office appointments on Monday, April 19:  Wear orange to your visit and receive an Orange Gift Bag. If you’re willing, we’d love to snap your picture too for posting on social media.

Wednesday, April 21st: Lunch Time Live with Helen BetGivargis -Holistic Coping Mechanisms

Simply go to our Facebook page and we’ll start the live right at 12:30 PM. Bring your questions, or ask them beforehand by sending us a message, and we’ll answer them at the live.

Thursday, April 22nd at 7:00 PM: Virtual Support Group

This group will be hosted by Ami Chokshi with special guest host Dr. Kim Crone, Fertility Psychologist. To learn more about the services Dr. Crone provides, and to register for the event, click here.

Why Orange?

Why wear orange for Awareness? The color orange promotes a sense of wellness, emotional energy to be shared: compassion, passion, and warmth. Helps to recover from disappointments, a wounded heart, or a blow to one’s pride. Studies show that orange can create a heightened sense of activity, increased socialization, boost in aspiration, contentment, assurance, confidence and understanding.

RESOLVE uses orange to raise awareness, increase activity around an important movement, and remind our community every day that RESOLVE is there for them during the disappointments while educating and promoting physical and emotional wellness.

For Our Employees

Please join RESOLVE and CARS by kicking off NIAW and raising awareness by wearing orange to work on Monday, April 19. We’ll be taking pictures and posting on social media to acknowledge and raise awareness for NIAW.

In 2010, National Infertility Awareness Week® became a federally recognized health observance by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Thank you for your continued support.