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I live in a world of privilege. I have my health, a great husband and three beautiful children.  I am lucky.

This weekend, I will be celebrating Family Day with my family.  I think one of the best public holidays ever invented was Family Day.  It’s the perfect time to re-connect and just have a bit of fun.

Creating a family was a dream I always had.  When my husband proposed to me, I asked that he promise to give me children before I said ‘yes’.  Without hesitation, he agreed, it was his dream too.

We are lucky.  However, this is not what some couples experience.  Their road is a tougher road to travel.

In the last 18 months my good friend and LinkedMoms colleague, Paula Schuck, has been working hard as the Community Manager for Conceivable Dreams to bring many of us an understanding that this does not happen easily for everyone.  Not all couples are blessed with being able to conceive as easily as we did.  Although, we too had our trials (I had two miscarriage) in the long run we were blessed with three happy, healthy children.

I have to admit that I had the best of care when I suffered those loses.  It was truly amazing. It made the whole traumatic ordeal survivable.  But these ordeals where nothing compared to the emotional roller coaster of infertility diagnosis and treatment.  Going through IVF (in-vitro fertilization) treatment can be very emotionally straining and the cost can be exuberant for couples.  What Conceivable Dreams is advocating for is for IVF treatment to be covered under OHIP. 

To help us understand what some of this entails, LinkedMoms is hosting a special twitter party for Conceivable Dreams on Monday, February 18th at 8 pm – Family Day!

Please be sure and follow Conceivable Dreams on: Twitter and Facebook.  Join the conversation using the #OHIP4IVF hashtag.

Website: Conceivable Dreams

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConceivableDreams

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OHIP4IVF

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ohip4ivf/conceivablebooks/

Please join us for this very important and fact filled hour on #OHIP4IVF:

DATE:
MONDAY, FEB. 17th, 2014

TIME:
8:00 – 9:00pm (EST)
7:00 – 8:00pm (CST)
6:00 – 7:00pm (MST)
5:00 – 6:00pm (PST)

HOSTED:
@Linkedmoms , Conceivable Dreams @OHIP4IVF

LinkedMoms website

MODERATORS

@inkscrblr – Paula Schuck
@inkscrblr on Facebook
@inkscrblr on YouTube
@inkscrblr Blog

@DownshiftingPRO and @4LinkedLearning – Margarita Ibbott
@DownshiftingPRO on Facebook
@DownshiftingPRO Blog

 

Below is a small list of blog posts that you can read from various bloggers that are or have dealt with IVF problems.  Its is their view on why OHIP should cover a limited about of IVF treatments.

Great interview and posts by Paula Schuck @Inkscrblr

http://www.thriftymommastips.com/2012/12/a-holiday-story-of-hope-ohip4ivf-onpoli.html

http://www.thriftymommastips.com/2013/06/weve-been-trying-since-i-was-25.html

Funding around the world

http://www.thriftymommastips.com/2012/10/poland-next-in-line-to-fund-in-vitro.html

Great Infographics from Sheri @Kidsummers.

http://kidsumers.ca/2013/01/ohip-funding-of-ivf-its-a-win-win-ohip4ivf-onpoli/

A man’s perspective IVF spouse support from @UrbanDaddyBlog

http://urbandaddy.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/four-ways-men-can-support-their-spouses-during-in-vitro-fertilization/

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