Every second Monday of the month – 6pm to 7pm
Tepeyac OBGYN – 4001 Fair Ridge Dr. #304, Fairfax, VA 22033
Having struggled with infertility for nearly five years, my husband and I were familiar with the pain of not being able to have a baby. We’re also familiar with the awkward silences—and sadness—that accompany conversations with those who have never experienced it…
…I started doing some research to find out what resources are available through the Arlington VA diocese for infertility… I was also in communication with Megan Fluro, one of the natural family planning instructors at Tepeyac, as we had both graduated from nursing school from Franciscan University the same year. There were some secular groups available through local artificial reproductive technology centers, yet I was surprised to find that there were no church affiliated support groups. Though I was able to find an online community, “Hannah’s Prayer” and a large Christian group called, “Sarah’s Laughter,” there were no local in person fertility support groups that excluded artificial reproductive technology, so Megan and I decided to start Hannah’s Hope at Tepeyac….
The purpose is to be an authentic, supportive group for Christian women with fertility challenges, embracing true hope and recognizing the love that God has for them through the sacramental and personal relationship with Christ and one another. It provides fellowship, healing and advice for women trying to conceive or suffering miscarriage. We are guided by the ethical and Religious Directives from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Here are examples of our session topics.
Session 1 Your Story
Session 2 Grieving and growing
Session 3 Coping and Care
Session 4 Struggles w/ Family and Friends
Session 5 Your Marriage and Infertility
Session 6 Enduring with God and Making Peace with Yourself
Session 7 Finding freedom forward
Session 8 Adoption and Foster Care
Session 9 Retreat
This is the session format:
-processing thoughts and feelings
Anyone can join anytime and come for as many sessions as desired. To learn more or reserve you spot email firstname.lastname@example.org in person or on Zoom.