Infertility Support Videos
There are lots of health related
videos, but the ones I list here aren’t designed to educate
you on the facts of infertility so much as to sustain you on the
painful journey that is infertility. Relief and inspiration are as
individual as each of us, so I’ve tried to cover the
waterfront of styles while still weeding out all the
What IF by Keiko Koll- Great video. The jumpiness of the filming style can be off-putting, but the message is well worth sticking it out.
- I Believe- Music video for the infertile struggling to conceive. Great music and wonderful pictures of families formed through infertility treatment. Lyrics: Here we go, incomplete but not alone Both of us together down this long and winding road (and you say) I want to build a perfect circle, make something beautiful to call our own And I believe that there’s a change around the corner And in a world that’s out of order we still have time I believe in the love that’s all around us And as the arms of life surround us it all seems fine I believe… Let the seeds we’ve sown live on forever once they’ve grown. And inside our happy home they will see. There’s a lot of things that we will do, sacrifice anything for you. Promise anything, knowing you? will be. (Chorus) I believe it’s coming our way, that change is coming someday. It’s just a matter of time…
the Rain Comes- This short video focuses on the couple’s
relationship during infertility and would be a good one to watch
when you are frustrated and tired of the whole D_MN thing. It does
not end with a picture of a baby.
- Infertility Is This video sums up the feelings of
infertility perfectly. It can help sustain you on the journey and
remind you of how to live in the process. It could also help family
and friends understand what you are going through. It does not end
with a pregnancy.
- Music video for
“No Less Than a
Jamaican R & B artist Lady Saw about her experience with
infertility and miscarriages. She is also an adoptive mom. The
refrain is “Not having a child don’t make me less a
woman, I still got so much love to
- These videos
by Mel a.k.a. Stirrup Queen over at Stirrup Queen
and Sperm Palace Jesters are fantastic.
- Uterninus's Law This is a song with cartoon
figures and is quite funny. The chorus is:
You're screwed no matter what you do ooh ooh ooh
So drink your coffee
Enjoy a glass of wine or two
It's a bumpy walk
For some to pink and blue
- What the Gardener
one is my favorite. The title says it all: My Aunt Jane Knows More Than My RE. It is about
all the people in your life that say any variation on the
you just stop trying so hard you’ll get pregnant
you adopt, you’ll get pregnant.
you go on vacation, relax, etc….
- Persistence Pays. Video of woman with PCOS that
is ultimately successful with the birth of three children. The
philosophy of this video is there’s a reason for everything.
At one point she says “if pregnancy is not meant for me,
there is another journey for me.” That is reassuring for
some, but not all.
- Nine year journey to parenthood. After multiple
IUIs, IVFs, and seven miscarriages, this couple finally succeeded
in having a baby. The message of this video is that it’s good
to share your pain and this journey with others. She also says to
stay connected to your husband and “don’t treat getting
pregnant as a science project.”
- Infertility: Seasons of Hope and Despair This is a
collection of still photos showing the emotions of fertility set to
music. This type of video doesn’t do much for me, but if you
like this, there are tons of them on You Tube. Just look at the
suggested videos that pop up on the same page.
- A Year In The Life of Infertility (Year 4)
There are a lot of these still photos set to music videos about
infertility and most of them don't do much for me. However, I ran
across this video recently and thought it did about as good a job
as any summing up a year in infertility treatment. You might laugh,
you might cry, but above all, you'll understand. Spoiler: The
couple did not get pregnant, so although it's not an uplifting
happy ending type video, it is still worth viewing if you're in the
midst of this journey.