Big life moments often feel like they come in groups. At one point, it may feel like everyone you know is engaged, then you’re planning out one weekend after another with weddings, and, suddenly, baby showers are part of the plan. Dealing with conflicting emotionsMany fertility patients know that it’s 100 percent possible to be happy for pregnant friends or family … [Read more...] about When It Feels Like Everyone You Know Is Pregnant
Being a family member or friend of a couple facing infertility can feel like navigating a minefield. What’s the best way to support and comfort them? Of course, you want to be a helpful source of comfort as they navigate any stress they are feeling, but the words being said can actually be fraught with unintended results. More often than you’d expect, infertile couples … [Read more...] about Five Things That Infertile Couples Wish You Wouldn’t Say
Not everyone looks forward to the holiday season as a time to catch up with family and friends. Navigating holiday parties and festivities as an infertility patient can come with a sense of unease. Even those who are well-meaning can ask an intrusive or sensitive question about your fertility. Sometimes, you feel responsible for educating others on the infertility … [Read more...] about How to Talk about Infertility During the Holiday Season
Regardless of where you are on your journey to becoming a parent, a fertility support group can go a long way toward making this process easier and less stressful. A large part of the difficulty in having an infertility issue is facing everyday experiences that were once easy but are now emotionally difficult. Whether or not to respond to a friend’s baby shower invitation, … [Read more...] about Should I Join a Fertility Support Group?