If you’re dealing with Premature Ovarian Failure/Primary Ovarian Insufficiency and you’re in Southern California, a local IPOFA support group invites you to join them.
“We talk about HRT and medical issues related to POF, but we also talk about the infertility side as well,” says the group’s organizer. “Even if you don’t have POF, you are welcome to join us as long as you don’t mind a little HRT chatter from time to time. A lot of us are childfree by circumstance. And it’s very casual – just chatting over coffee.”
The peer-organized group meets monthly, alternating between Los Angeles and San Diego. The group’s next two meetings are:
Saturday, January 12, Noon-2:00pm
Bread & Porridge
2315 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica
Monday, February 11, 7-9pm
Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Point Loma
955 Catalina Blvd, Suite 103, San Diego
You can find more information about the group at their website: http://poisurvivorsgroup.blogspot.com/
In other news, I will be speaking on the topic of “letting go” at The Fertility Planit Show this weekend. You can read more about what I’m doing there in this post.
I’m very aware of the awkwardness and delicacy of discussing a fertility education event on this site, so if you’re in the thick of coming-to-terms and trying to move forward, please stop reading now.
If however, you’ve arrived here by accident, you know someone who is trying to conceive and would appreciate this event, or you’re just curious, I do have a few guest passes for the show. If you’d like to attend as my guest, please register here. My panel is on Sunday from 3-4pm, so please be sure to drop by and say hello.
If you have news of support or information meetings, or other events that might be of interest to our group (please keep them relevant to the childless/childfree topic) please send me the information and I’ll be happy to post it.
Lisa! Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting about our group! 🙂 That was just great of you, especially considering I got wrapped up in the holiday mayhem and completely dropped the ball about sending you a write up. I’m taking the train up for the meeting tomorrow and looking forward to meeting anyone who wants to join us. Pax! Rhianna