We are so excited for our upcoming infertility conference! Are you curious about what great things await you as a conference guest? Let us tell you all about what great things we have in store this year.... An amazing keynote speaker! This year we have Chad Hymas as our keynote speaker. Chad was in a farming accident in his 20’s that left him a quadrapeligic, but rather than dwell on the negative, he turned his focus on rising above his pain and helping others find joy i
A diagnosis of infertility can feel completely overwhelming. It is hard to think of anything beyond the immediate next steps of all the procedures and diagnostics. Here are some ways for you to care for yourself and cope through treatments. 1. Find Your Tribe! Support Groups, an online community, and good friends are all great resources. Having other women and men who have been through the struggle will help you know you are not alone. We have wonderful support groups ac
We have partnered with Owlet and Share Parents Utah for a special program for survivors of infertility, pregnancy loss, or infant loss. We understand that the mental and emotional battle scars of infertility do not disappear with conception, childbirth, or adoption. One struggle that many of us face after we survive infertility or loss is an increase of fear and anxiety surrounding our new child. It sometimes feels impossible to enjoy the new addition because we constantly
UIRC recently hosted Utah's First Annual Infertility Conference on October 29, 2016 at the Karen Gail Miller Conference Center in Sandy, UT. The conference was a huge success with 230 in attendance. We received a lot of positive feedback from our vendors, speakers and attendees and we are already planning next year's event. The conference opened with former Mrs. Utah, Tiffany Alleman, sharing her story about how she has been able to navigate the world of infertility and pregn
Infertility isn't easy. No one claims it is, but we don't talk enough about just how hard it can be on a person. Not just physically, but mentally and emotionally. As you deal with it, you ask yourself: Sure, I’m dealing with infertility, but do I really need counseling?
No, counseling certainly isn’t a requirement. Many women and men navigate the murky and tumultuous waters of infertility on their own, often with the support of others. But some of us need more. We mig
Right from the beginning, UIRC was about support, education, and awareness. Having been through the process ourselves, we all understood how hard it is to find information, resources, and support. Our Executive Director, Camille Hawkins, came up with an idea to reach out to those looking for help: a face-to-face meeting where someone who has been through the process can talk to you about what you are up against. Voilà: Educational Consultations were born. Together, Cami
Ashley and Jake both grew up in Utah, married young at age 23, graduated from college, landed great jobs and dreamed of a future with five children. A year after their wedding, they began trying to conceive. Month after heartbreaking month, the pregnancy tests were negative. Pregnancy announcements from friends and family started getting harder to celebrate. Reality began to set in, and with it the realization that they would need medical help in order to grow their fam