Infertility and Pregnancy Loss
Support Group for Women Suffering from Infertility and Pregnancy Loss
"Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life. Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you." - Isaiah 43:4-5
As women who have battled infertility, we understand: it is heart wrenching. It is lonely. It can consume us. It feels tireless, and oftentimes hopeless. We understand what it is like to dream of children. We understand what it is like to miss them before they’ve even arrived.
Our God understands, too. How infertility - a tragic result of the fall - grieves his heart! From Sarah to Rachel, from Hannah to Elizabeth, God uses His Word to show His compassion upon those of us who experience grief on our way to building a family. God champions us to come alongside one another as we walk this road of longing.
We welcome the opportunity to pour upon your family empathy and hope.
We invite you to gather in our homes for dessert, wine and coffee. Meetings are led by women who have walked the same journey, and consist of an intimate time of prayer, counsel, and fellowship.
4th Tuesday of every month @ 7:30 PM
Varies (complete interest form below for details)
What can I expect at these gatherings?
Meetings are strictly confidential; not even your name will be shared outside of our houses.
Dessert, wine, coffee and conversation provided. (Imagine an easy evening in a friend’s home.)
We focus on select passages of the Bible at each meeting, to glean comfort and direction from God’s Word.
We spend dedicated time praying during meetings, focusing on the particular needs of the group. Our leaders are committed to praying for each member consistently between meetings, as well.
One-on-one opportunities for mentoring available. We open ourselves up to walks, lunches, coffee, etc. outside of the group, if you prefer or desire one-on-one counsel. We can also connect you with someone who might match your situation even more specifically.
Opportunities for your husband to be cared for outside of our meetings, however he feels comfortable.
What will I not see?
You might see tears, but they will not be pitiful tears. This is a place to honestly address a normal condition and pray, encourage, and uplift one another through it.
Infertility often includes personal choices, which each of us makes in good conscience in partnership with our spouse.
Been trying for one year? Five? Are you experiencing secondary infertility after your first child? Have you suffered from miscarriage? Are you under the care of your OBGYN or a fertility specialist? Each of our circumstances is unique, but the common thread is that we are all in a season of painfully waiting for a child.
You will not be expected to share your story unless or until you are ready.
You will not be asked to commit, and you will not be looked upon with envy if you don’t need to return. The thing about infertility is that we don’t know how long it will last! This is a come-as-you-need-it group, and no matter how, you will be celebrated.
Leaders & Facilitators
This group falls under the All Saints Women’s Ministry umbrella, and so it is primarily for our church members and members of our sister churches. If you are in the wider community of Austin and are interested in joining, please contact one of our staff or pastors. We would be happy to hear from you.