Signs For Infertility
If you've followed along our journey for some time, then you may already know that our business is inspired + built on our infertility journey. Timber + Gray began as a side business to help off set the costs of our IVF treatment. It was also a creative outlet and distraction for our pain + sadness. During this time, we quickly realized how little support and resources there are for those dealing with an infertility diagnosis. We chose to share our story publicly, in hopes to bring awareness to this disease. We are forever grateful for the love and support our clients have shown for us through this journey. We want to continue sharing this love + support to those who need it most.
That is where our #Signs4Infertility come in.
We have curated some very special designs for this collection and 5% of every sale from any sign in this collection will be donated to the Generations of Hope Charity.
"The Generations of Hope Fertility Assistance Fund was conceived in 2005 as an initiative of the Regional Fertility Program in Calgary. The primary objective of the Fund is to help patients of the Regional Fertility Program who wish to conceive a child, but who are facing fertility challenges, and who also face serious financial challenges that make the hope offered by assisted reproductive technology through the Regional Fertility Program - particularly In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) - an unaffordable option for them.
The Fund has a secondary objective of seeking to raise awareness of the widespread occurrence of infertility in Canada, affecting an estimated 1 in 6 couples who try to get pregnant; and to increase awareness that the high direct and indirect costs of assisted reproductive technology not funded by public health care or most private health insurance."
WHAT IS INFERTILITY: Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term after 12 months of trying to conceive. Infertility is a disease, which generates disability as an impairment of function. Currently, 1 in 6 couples in Canada experience infertility. That means, most likely you know someone suffering.
Treatment for infertility is only given at privatized clinics. There is only a handful of them in Canada, and the waitlists are usually extremely long. Generally speaking, treatment for infertility in Canada is not covered by our medical. The average cost for an IVF cycle is around $10,000 and more often than not, more than one cycle is needed to conceive.
COPING WITH INFERTILITY:
Infertility is physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting. It’s financially draining. It’s the deepest and darkest form of depression. And it’s lonely. In today’s society it just doesn’t seem acceptable to talk about these kinds of things, and even if you could talk about them who wants to? It’s embarrassing, it’s personal and unless you’re going through the same thing you can’t begin to understand what the person is going through.
You can read more about our journey here.