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When It Feels Like Everyone You Know Is Pregnant

Posted in General | Tagged Infertility support, Infertility stress, Pregnancy July 10, 2018

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 emotions Many fertility patients know that it’s 100 percent possible to be happy for pregnant friends or family members, and also feel a deep sen…

Five Things That Infertile Couples Wish You Wouldn't Say

Posted in General | Tagged Infertility stress, Infertility awareness February 6, 2017

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 find that questions and com…

How to Talk about Infertility During the Holiday Season

Posted in General | Tagged Infertility support, Infertility stress, Infertility awareness December 20, 2016

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 community and treatment. Other…

Should I Join a Fertility Support Group?

Posted in General | Tagged Fertility support group, Infertility stress, LGBT support group, support group September 16, 2014

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, casual conversation a…