A Case for Financially Supporting Uniquely Knitted

How financially supporting mental health can change the world for people with infertility

By Douglas Brown

Most people understanding that infertility has a negative impact on someones life. Many realize that suffering with infertility is not something someone would want to go through, they may even have an understanding of how expensive the treatments are, and how demanding they can be.

Yet despite this general knowledge of infertility very few people truly understand the mental burden put on the people going through it.

Even fewer have an understanding of how they can play a part in reversing the trends of the mental health crisis experienced by those with infertility.

The Mental Health Crisis of Infertility

Infertility has indeed created a mental health crisis.

Here are the numbers

Women and men are suffering from depression and anxiety rates much higher than the national average, in some cases 7x the national average. [1] (This is very high)

These shocking numbers warrant a response and the people suffering deserve support!

The Vision of Uniquely Knitted

At Uniquely Knitted we believe that we can become part of the cornerstone of mental health in the infertility community. We believe that through research, education and support we can create a better future for those who are suffering from infertility.

To get to this future, we need more resources directed towards the mental health of those who suffer from infertility.

Through widespread access to affordable, community based mental health we can change the experience for those who suffer from infertility. Lowering depression and anxiety rates and normalizing a healthier, more community based experience of infertility.

Many who struggle are suffering in isolation, but it doesn’t have to be like this forever, together we can create a world where people can heal from the traumas of infertility and prepare for life during and after infertility.

Financially making this Vision a Reality

Uniquely Knitted is a registered nonprofit and uses donations to lower the cost of care for people in need. We spend donated money on research, education and direct support.

⚠️ Numbers Nerd Moment

Donating at Uniquely Knitted is all built around this number 👉 $31.33

$31.33 is exactly 1/12 of the cost for someone struggling with infertility to attend a Process Group and receive direct support from start to finish (after their registration fee).

The base cost for Uniquely Knitted to provide direct support to someone a year is $500. A person joining the group pays $124 registration fee. That brings the cost for the organization to $376, which is $31.33 a month. The $500 includes the operation of the group, the materials, and the time to manage and market the groups. $500 is strictly the cost of running this groups. If you were running a for profit clinic you would charge 50-75% more in order to make a profit. The $500 does not include the cost of running the other functions of Uniquely Knitted. Research, Education, and Administration are fundraised for in addition to this number above.

😵‍💫 Number Moment Over

At Uniquely Knitted we believe that organizations serving the mental health of those with infertility need support like never before. Supporting the work of non-profits who specifically focus on changing the experience of infertility for people through things like therapy, groups, and education will ultimately create a better world for those who suffer.

Would you Consider Partnering With Us?

Uniquely Knitted has a vision of changing the experience of infertility for people around the globe. We need your financial help to make that vision a reality.

Becoming a monthly donor at $31.33 to start someone on the path to healing and community is a great place to start. But it’s not the only place to start.

You can let other people know about Uniquely Knitted and invite them to donate to this important cause.

You can make a one-time gift in any amount here.

Or you can email Doug to schedule a call, Zoom, or coffee, to talk about how you can help with our biggest funding needs at the moment.



[1] Rooney, K. L., & Domar, A. D. (2018). The relationship between stress and infertility. Dialogues in clinical neuroscience, 20(1), 41–47. https://doi.org/10.31887/DCNS.2018.20.1/klrooney