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Empowering Everyday Women Ministries recognizes
National Infertility Awareness Week® April 23-29
Article By Jasmine Hall-Peterson // EEW Magazine
Posted April 20, 2017
Photo: Cora Jakes Ministries
In March 2014, Cora Jakes, daughter of mega pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes and First Lady Serita
Jakes, announced that her second in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment had failed, devastating her.
Millions of women, just like Cora, struggle to get pregnant, which is why Empowering Everyday
Women Ministries is recognizing
National Infertility Awareness Week® April 23-29.

Through stories and articles that uplift those having difficulty getting pregnant, our ministry will
encourage women believing God for the gift of a child.

Cora’s first hope-dashing negative result came in December 19, 2011—a blow to her belief that she
could overcome Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), which she was diagnosed with at age 22.

PCOS is a hormonal imbalance that impacts 1 out of 15 women, often causing problems with
women’s menstruation cycles, making it difficult to become pregnant. In some cases, small cysts,
known as Fibroids, form on the ovaries.

In 2013, the director of the children’s ministry at The Potter’s House of Dallas and her husband
Brandon Coleman adopted a little girl named Amauri. Though this made Cora happy, she struggled
emotionally because of her inability to carry a child in her own womb.

“My immediate emotion was sad and angry. I had received so many prayers, prophecies, and
confirmation signs. I could not believe that it did not work,” she said on her
“Fertility Faith” blog of
her response to the news that IVF was ineffective.

Today the adoptive mother of both Amauri and Jason and the author of
Faithing It inspires other
women battling fertility.

Founded in 1989 to raise awareness about the disease of infertility, National Infertility Awareness
Week® encourages the public to understand their reproductive health, while reducing the stigma
and educating the public about the 1 in 8 women and couples struggling to build a family.

This year The National Infertility Association’s theme for its annual awareness campaign is “Listen
Up!” This public awareness campaign is created so anyone who cares about the infertility
community can feel empowered to do something that makes a difference, either in their own family-
building journey or to help someone else.

Infertility impacts millions of Americans and does not discriminate based on race, religion,
socioeconomic status or sexuality.


Are you struggling with infertility and need prayer partners to stand in faith with you for healing and
breakthrough? Let Empowering Everyday Women Ministries' intercessory prayer team intercede for
you.
Click here to request prayer.
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