Does this thinking sound familiar to you: “I can’t be disappointed we only got 2 embryos; my friend got zero!” There’s a term for it and it’s called comparative suffering. We have these thoughts in the TTC community all the time, even when the world isn’t upside down. In this piece we’ll talk about comparative suffering, how to overcome it and why it doesn’t help anyone.
Thousands of people have had their IUI and IVF treatments disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, leaving so many of us feeling devastated and frustrated at being asked to wait longer. One of these warriors is Jenna Bennett Williams and today she is sharing her story of standing still during this bizarre time.
In this time of global crisis, preserving our mental health is of the utmost importance. Watch this video recording of Elyse Ash asking fertility mental health experts, Debbie Fischer and Dr. Deborah Simmons, how the TTC community can best try to manage their stress, anxiety, anger and fear in this post-Coronavirus world.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally and is affecting the TTC community in many ways. Many IVF and IUI cycles are getting postponed due to growing health concerns. If your cycle or treatment has been cancelled or postponed, all we have to say is: 1) THAT SUCKS and 2) We’re so sorry this is happening.