Uniquely Knitted is a nonprofit organization on a mission to heal the traumas of infertility and end the isolation that goes with struggling to conceive

Together, we can change the experience of infertility

 

Uniquely Knitted was founded by Jesse and Doug but has grown to be made up of wonderful people all over the USA and the world. Our board of directors, volunteers, and alumni believe deeply that the experience of infertility can be changed in our lifetime. That we can transform the experience from something isolating and traumatizing to something that is an opportunity for connection, grief, and communal healing. 

Our Story

 

When Jesse and Doug got married, they immediately began to make plans for having the large family they had always wanted.

But after five years of trying to conceive, they discovered that they each have serious infertility issues. After a variety of infertility treatments over several years, it became obvious, that they were not going to be able to conceive a child.

They had now joined a club they never wanted to join. Sadly it’s a large club as infertility affects 12.7% of women in the USA. That is over 20 million people! As the reality of their situation sunk in, they found themselves feeling lost, confused, and alone. Unfortunately, this is typical of infertility. Most are all too often confused, afraid, angry, ashamed, and worst of all… isolated.

Most couples battling infertility will hide their struggles from friends and family, creating habits of shame, anxiety, and depression. Some relationships will end in divorce. Some individuals will even consider suicide. The CDC estimates that a diagnosis of infertility carries the same stress as a life-threatening illness.

Uniquely Knitted was born out of this story and our desire to use our experience to support the infertility community. Our journey of giving back started with a gift. By sending those struggling with infertility a care box we were able to see them in their struggles, to help prove to them they are not alone.

From there, Uniquely Knitted has grown into a licensed nonprofit organization on a mission to heal the traumas of infertility and end the isolation associated with struggling to get pregnant. We do that by running process groups where people learn to build resilience and find community.

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After registering you will be emailed the virtual meeting information for your first group.

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