My name is Noni Martins, and I am a former IVF patient - passionate about using my experience to offer a diverse lens and nuance to the dialogue on infertility & IVF,
I tried to conceive for almost 6 years and I had 6 unsuccessful IVF cycles. It was after the 6th cycle that I made the hard decision to stop and I am no longer actively trying to conceive.
While I still hope to be a mother in the future, my experience with infertility and as an IVF patient, a black one for that matter, will always stay with me and I still feel compelled to use my voice and my experience to contribute to the dialogue on infertility & IVF.
After not finding the safe space to have the conversations I was looking for, I decided to create my own and that's how Unfertility came to be. Unfertility initially began as a personal blog with just my story and grew into a podcast with other black women sharing their own stories, which eventually morphed into a support group I ran specifically for Black women.
Now my main focus is writing and speaking engagements, as well as 1-2-1 peer support for Black women dealing with infertility or going through IVF.
Are you a Black woman dealing with infertility / going through IVF? You can book a free 1-2-1 peer support call with me.
Useful resources to help you navigate your infertility diagnosis and/or IVF journey.
breaking the silence, stigma and shame through the voices of Black women
Ethnic diversity in fertility treatment 2018.
Published: March 2021
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