During National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), NC Courage is proud to bring a light to the 1 in 6 people facing infertility.    

Cary, N.C. – As part of National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), North Carolina Courage and their Official Fertility Partner, Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), are raising awareness of the 1 in 6 people facing infertility.  

“We’re so proud to be partners with NC Courage, as they shine a light on family-building and fertility preservation for anyone who might be facing barriers to growing the family of their dreams — a testament to these players’ own courage and leadership on the issue of infertility awareness in our community,” shares Jennifer E. Mersereau, M.D., MSCI, Medical Director of SGF Carolinas. 

As the Official Fertility Partner of the NC Courage, SGF provides players and staff with fertility preservation and other family-building benefits and education.  

NIAW is a yearly initiative founded by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, of which SGF is a longtime sponsor, to encourage people to act as their own infertility advocates and to educate legislators and the public about the impact of infertility within their community. 

The Courage advocate for fans to learn more about infertility through the many resources offered through SGF, including an extensive resource library, free virtual fertility events, and a thriving social media community.  

“It’s been enlightening to learn that as many as 1 in 6 people are experiencing infertility,” says Courage Assistant Coach, Emma Thomson. “It’s also encouraging to see how well SGF supports the LGBTQ+ community by offering a variety of treatment options ranging from low to high tech to help people from all walks of life start or grow their families. We appreciate being aligned with an organization that empowers the community to make informed healthcare choices. It’s our hope to add our voice to this important conversation and reduce the stigma that has existed for so long, so that more people can access top quality fertility care.”   

The SGF Carolinas team will be onsite at various games throughout the season to cheer on the Courage. Make sure to stop at the information booth to learn more about how SGF helps build happy, healthy families. 

Shady Grove Fertility Carolinas offers full-service fertility and in vitro fertilization care (IVF) at our Raleigh fertility center. Located across from WakeMed Cary Hospital and 13 miles from the airport, SGF’s first location in North Carolina is equipped with a compassionate and experienced care team to help patients in the Cary and Raleigh area realize their dreams of parenthood. 

Dr. Jennifer Mersereau and Dr. Leah Bressler, along with their highly trained medical team, offer patients a warm and collaborative approach to patient treatment and care. 

For people facing barriers to building their families, it may be time to consult a fertility specialist. Contact the SGF New Patient Center at 1-888-761-1967 or complete a brief online request form to schedule a fertility consult with an SGF physician. 

About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 100,000 babies born from 30+ years of continuous innovation and patient-centered fertility care. With convenient locations throughout the U.S. and in Santiago, Chile, SGF accepts most insurance plans and makes fertility treatment accessible and affordable through innovative financial solutions, including 100% refund guarantees for eligible patients. SGF is a proud partner practice of US Fertility, the largest physician-owned and physician-led partnership of top-tier fertility practices nationally. Call 1-888-761-1967 to schedule a new patient appointment or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com for more information.