By Christina Najjar By Christina Najjar | May 7, 2019 | Lifestyle
by CHLOE., Kindbody and Robyn have joined forces this May to make sure no one feels left out on Mother's Day.
Beyond Mother's Day will focus on destigmatizing fertility and women's health and creating safe spaces for honest conversations. By CHLOE’s goal is to advance the conversation on improving support for all paths to parenthood.
During the month of May, by CHLOE. will also partner with Baby Quest Foundation, a non-profit that provides financial assistance to couples struggling to afford the high price of fertility treatments. 50% of the proceeds from the Beyond Mother's Day Cupcake will be donated to Baby Quest Foundation.
With a calendar of in-person events and a digital awareness campaign, led by real women with real experiences, join by CHLOE. as they push Beyond Mother's Day to a positive place where people can feel welcomed, heard and supported.
Sam Wasser told us, “One in eight will suffer from infertility. That’s over seven million women in America alone. Some reasons for this can be explained, but for many like myself, there is no explanation.
As I look back on my own journey, I wish I knew more about my own fertility options and felt strong enough to speak up sooner. Once I did, I was able to find a community of loving, supporting, and inspiring women who are the reason I am able to fully breathe again today.”
Fertility is still a taboo subject, but why? Who are we offending by speaking up? Why is it shameful to embrace your own journey and share, learn, and rely on one another? What do we gain from keeping it a secret? Who are we helping? The answer is NO ONE. We need to come together and change the conversation.
May was truly one of the hardest months for me, suffering in silence year after year. This year, May is a bit brighter for me with baby James’ arrival, but I still grieve for all of my losses.
Over the last few months, I have been working with the help of my incredible by CHLOE. team on creating a meaningful campaign to celebrate ALL women during the month of May.
At by CHLOE. we pride ourselves on being a brand that is strong enough to stand up for causes we are passionate about, push the boundaries around social norms, and not shy away from addressing real, human issues (even if uncomfortable) that our customers may be dealing with day to day.
That’s why we’re partnering with Kindbody and Robyn for Beyond Mother’s Day, to destigmatize fertility and women’s health and create safe spaces for honest conversations. Our goal is to advance the narrative on improving support for all paths to parenthood.
With a calendar of free in-person events in NYC and a digital awareness campaign on our Instagram led by real women with real experiences, join us as we push Beyond Mother’s Day to a positive place where everyone can feel WELCOMED, HEARD, and SUPPORTED.
During the month of May, by CHLOE. will also partner with Baby Quest Foundation, a non-profit that provides financial assistance to couples struggling to afford the high rice of fertility treatments. 50% of the proceeds from the Beyond Mother’s Day Cupcake will be donated to Baby Quest Foundation.”
Get Eggcited About You, May 8, 6pm – 9pm
Details: We’re pushing Beyond Mother’s Day and asking you to mother yourself this May. Join us for an evening of sacred self care with acupuncture from WTHN, guided meditation with MNDFL, and nutrition and emotional wellness coaching from Robyn and Kindbody. The event will be led by Dr. Shari Auth (Co-founder of WTHN), Ellie Burrows (MNDFL teacher and leader of MNDFL Mamas Group), Amy Shapiro (Founder, Real Nutrition + Member of Robyn Provider Network), Carli Blau (Reproductive Mental Health Expert and Member of Robyn Provider Network), Jennifer Redmond (Infertility Wellness Coach).
Let’s Make a Dozen, May 16th, 6pm – 9pm, Man Repeller HQ
Details: Every fertility journey is unique and everyone’s needs are different. Join byCHLOE founder Samantha Wasser for an intimate evening with real women. These strong women will bravely share their very real experiences on their bumpy path to motherhood. Due to the sensitive nature, no social media will be permitted to allow for open and honest dialogue.
Discussion with: Man Repeller Founder Leandra Medine; Jennie Monness, Early Childhood Specialist and Creator of Mo’ Mommies and Co-founder of Union Square Play; Amanda Warsavsky, Founder of That Pencil Skirt, Rodneyse Bichotte, Asembly Member and State Committee Leader; and Dr. Lynn Westphal, Reproductive Endocrinologist Expert at Kindbody.
We’re Not Yolkin’ About Women’s Health, May 20th, 6pm – 9pm, Hatch (17 Bleecker Street)
Details: Join us, in partnership with HATCH, for an open and honest conversation with industry experts and fellow women and families surrounding fertility, pregnancy, and loss. You are not in this alone. In an effort to create a safe space, no social media permitted.
Discussion with: Michele Carroll, Mental Health Therapist, and Dr. Carly Snyder, Women’s Mental Health and Reproductive Psychiatrist and member of the Robyn Provider Network.
Eggcercise with Us, May 22nd, 8:30am, Y7 Yoga (262 Bowery, 4th Floor)
Details: Join Y7 Founder Sarah Ayako for a self-reflective yoga practice that will leave your body and mind feeling stronger. Let’s flow hard with Y7’s Lizzie Brownie to help you reduce stress, increase blood flow, release toxins and be present for YOU.
Photography by: Photography Courtesy of Mikey Pozarik