Saturday, September 15, 2012

MTV-True Life-Infertility

 
WOW-what an honor! I was contacted by an MTV producer about doing a documentary about Infertility on their popular show called True Life. She found me through my blog when she googled infertility. Pretty neat!
 
There was one minor problem--Zach and I are not quite ready to jump back into treatments, so therefor we do not qualify. You have to be actively trying, and we are not.
 
I talked to the producer and she asked if I would mind spreading the news in hopes that some young infertile couples who are actively trying would like to document the struggles of this journey.
 
Below is the information that she sent me:
 
**** AWARD WINNING MTV DOCUMENTARY SERIES--TRUE LIFE ****
TRUE LIFE: I'M HAVING FERTILITY ISSUES
Have you always wanted to have a baby and are finding out that getting pregnant isn't as easy as it seems? Have you been trying for months -- or even years -- to get pregnant without success? Have you or your partner been diagnosed with a condition that makes it difficult to conceive naturally and plan to seek help from a fertility clinic? Are you so consumed with having a baby that you'll stop at nothing to have your own? If so, is your partner right there with you? Or is he or she reluctant to spend the money and energy it would take to conceive through high tech means? Are your fertility issues causing problems with your relationship? Has trying to have a baby left you emotionally, physically, and financially drained? Do you have a pre-existing health condition where being pregnant could be dangerous for you and your baby, but you're determined to beat the odds?

If you appear to be the ages of 18-29 and you're CURRENTLY struggling with fertility issues, please email us:
-------->> MTVInfertile@mtv.com <<-----------


--CURRENTLY STRUGGLING with Infertility and trying to address the situation (going to doctors, treatments etc)
--they can be anywhere in the US
--male or female
--bet 18-29

Please include your name, story, location, PHONE NUMBER, and photograph if possible. Please remember to include your PHONE NUMBER.
 
Since its first episode in 1998, True Life has provided a window into the struggles, hopes, and dreams of young people. Narrated solely by its characters, each episode documents the unusual--and often remarkable--circumstances of real individuals, whether it's about soldiers returning from Iraq, deaf teenagers, or people living with autism. We've given all of them--and hundreds of others--the opportunity to tell their own stories directly to their peers in this powerful series that uniquely reflects the experiences and cultures of this generation.
 

6 comments:

Sarah Mae said...

What a neat opportunity. I hope someone out there is able to take advantage of it.

I am curious about this, though-- "If you appear to be the ages of 18-29" Appear to be? Why not "If you are..." That seems strange to me. Wish I could ask them why it was worded that way.

Elisabeth said...

Too bad I'm old... LOL. We took a short break and are now actively trying again. Looking into a new treatment that looks promising :)

Jennifer said...

I was contacted too! unfortunately I don't fit into that age range anymore, but maybe I appear to... hmm...

Ashley said...

That is neat! I am glad they are doing a documentary on infertility! I hope it opens more awareness and thoughts on this topic!

Eliza Thorne said...

This is interesting, but I do not think that I could put anything so personal on television for everyone to see. I have a hard enough time sitting with Infertility Specialists and have them tell me the same thing over and over. All I do now is try natural methods and hope for the best!

Ashley said...

I was just checking in! I love reading your blog especially since my husband and I are going through similar infertility struggles and have been missing your updates. Hope you are doing okay:)


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