Infertility and Your Relationships with Friends and Family
10 Things to Stop Doing If You Want to Support Someone with Infertility
If you want to support a friend with infertility, be sure you don't accidentally make one of these faux pas.
Coping With Unwanted Advice
When a friend or family member gives you unwanted advice on how to resolve your fertility issues, you may feel insulted and frustrated. Here's how to deal with it.
Should You Tell Friends and Family About Your Infertility?
Should you tell your friends and family about your infertility? Finding support is essential when coping with infertility, but you should think carefully before you share your news. Learn what to consider when choosing who to seek support from.
How to Deal With Baby Shower Invitations
Dealing with a baby shower invitation is typically the last thing you want to do when you're living with infertility. How can you handle the invite? Here are some coping tips on how to answer a baby shower invitation.
How to Deal with Pregnancy Jealousy
If you feel jealous hearing about other people's pregnancies, join the club. This is a common and normal reaction. The good news is there are steps you can take to tame the green eyed monster.
12 Things Not to Say to Someone with Infertility
Do your friends or family tend to say things that hurt rather than help? Share this list of things not to say and help them avoid unintentionally hurting your feelings.
When Are You Going to Have Kids?
What is the best way to answer that dreaded question almost every couple coping with infertility faces: "When are you going to have kids?" Here's how to cope with this difficult situation.
How Can I Support a Friend with Infertility?
For friends and family: Do you want to support a fertility challenged friend but aren't sure how? Read this article to learn how to be supportive and avoid missteps that could be hurtful to your friend.
Coping with Infertility During Family Holiday Gatherings
Whether it's Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter or Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah or Passover, family holiday gatherings can be emotionally difficult when you're coping with infertility. If you're feeling stressed out just thinking about your next holiday get-together, here are some coping tips that may help.
Tips for Holiday Shopping When Coping with Infertility
Holiday shopping can be difficult when you're coping with infertility. When you're out shopping, it can feel like everyone is either pregnant or has children. Here are some coping tips that may make holiday shopping less stressful when coping with infertility.
Coping with Holidays - Advice on Coping with Holidays When You're Try…
Coping with infertility during the holidays isn't easy. Being around babies and having questions asked about your family plans can be painful and frustrating. How do you cope with family gatherings and holidays when trying to conceive? Share your stories, and get tips from others, here.
Trying to Conceive - Who Did You Tell About Your Trying to Co…
Deciding who to tell about your trying to conceive problems isn't easy. It's good to have support, but you don't want unwanted advice or the cold shoulder from those who don't know what to say. Who did you tell? And how did that go? Share your story, and get stories from others trying to conceive, here.
Baby Shower Invitations - How Do You Handle Baby Shower Invitations
Few things are more difficult than attending a baby shower when you’re living with infertility. Sometimes saying no to a baby shower invitations is easy, sometimes it's not. How do you deal with baby shower invitations? Share your experiences and advice here.
Having Kids - Answering Questions About Having Kids
Having kids may be your goal, but if you don't conceive quickly, others may start asking you, "When are you going to have kids?" This can be frustrating, and even hurtful, to a couple with infertility or trouble trying to conceive. How do you respond to questions about having kids? Share here.
Telling Your Infertile Friend or Relative That You're Pregnant
Hearing about pregnancy can be difficult for the fertility challenged, so how can you -- a friend -- tell your infertile buddy you're expecting? Get tips here.