Holiday cheer is in the air, and much of America has already or will be celebrating soon.
Whatever holiday you celebrate, I hope you have moments of joy and happiness, along with friendship and family togetherness. And the same goes to those not celebrating any holidays, of course!
If you find yourself struggling with depression or anxiety, now or at any time of year, you should know that you are not alone. As much as we talk about the winter holidays as a time of celebration, if you're struggling with your fertility or any health problems, or feeling the loss or lack of children more at this time, it's understandable.
You shouldn't suffer alone. Please speak to someone, find a friend or family member you can confide in. Do something to cheer yourself up for at least one day.
If you have been feeling depressed for weeks or months, please seek out professional help. Just because depression among the fertility challenged is common, that doesn't mean you should just accept it.
More on coping while trying to conceive:
- Quiz: Are You Depressed?
- Holiday Meals: Coping when You're Fertility Challenged
- Christmas Traditions When You Don't Have Kids
- How to Support a Friend with Infertility
- How to Cope When Trying to Conceive Overwhelms You
- Taking a Break from Trying to Conceive
- Coping with Fertility Treatment Stress
- 10 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself
- How TTC Affects Your Sex Life
- How to Cope During the Two Week Wait
- Emotional Impact of Infertility
- Coping with Fertility Test Anxiety
- When the Pregnancy Test Is Negative
- How to Have a Baby When You've Been Trying for Awhile
- Take a Fertility Quiz
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