A movement created from the depths of brokenness and pain and turned into a purpose to serve others.
Our Vision is that the voices of those suffering with infertility and reproductive health challenges are heard, connecting them with the proper wellness team that will support and advocate with them as they navigate their journey to a better quality of life that allows them to feel joy in their heart and produce fruit in all areas of their life.
Our mission is to provide faith-based support and advocacy to the many people that are plagued with infertility and reproductive health challenges while bringing awareness in an empowering way to those around them. Through curating safe spaces of community, producing wellness and fertility resource connections and amplifying the voices of those suffering in pain we are able to help find healing solutions, ignite joy and help harvest fruitfulness of mind, body and spirit.
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls. The most massive characters are seared with scars”
These words inspire me. They also describe me, and I have the scars to prove it. I wear a lot of hats but the most precious is, “Mother”, a title that I had always longed for, but did not achieve easily. For most of my life, the restricting pain of living with endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, and a damaged fallopian tube held a tight grip upon my daily living and ability to have children. I underwent several medical procedures in an effort to reverse my infertile diagnosis and improve my quality of life. Following one of these surgeries, I was informed that I had less than 1% chance of ever conceiving and carrying a child on my own to term. I was left feeling empty, barren, and stuck in a monthly cycle of depression as my body did, in vain, what women’s bodies do to prepare for child- bearing. I grieved for the child I might never get to meet. Thankfully, this is how my story and my Barren Fruit journey began, and not how it ends! I knew deep within that I was not alone, and that my determination to not give in to despair, to not feel broken, and to believe that I could conceive a child against all odds, might be something that could inspire others who were fighting infertility. Barren Fruit became a place to find resources, to connect with others, and to harvest the fruitfulness in lives damaged through the pain. The seed was planted in my heart to share this simple message: Being labeled “barren” doesn’t have to be a life sentence that takes over your entire existence. You are more than your diagnosis and your body’s ability to bear children. You can bear the fruit of your life in many ways, and find healing, peace and purpose.
Reproductive health challenges may include any condition that negatively impacts a woman’s uterus, ovaries or fallopian tubes or their ability to conceive a child. Common conditions include Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Uterine Fibroids, etc. If you have reached puberty you could be experiencing symptoms of any of these things and not know it. Irregular periods, heavy bleeding and extreme pain are not normal. Educate yourself, connect with the right medical or wellness team, know your options and advocate for yourself, child or loved one.
Visit the CDC to learn more.
Any condition impacting someone’s reproductive organs could result in infertility. According to the CDC, infertility is defined as not being able to conceive after at least one year of unprotected sex or after 6 months of unprotected sex for those 35 years or older.
Visit the CDC to learn more.