The holidays can bring a lot of stress when you’re dealing with infertility. The prying questions from nosy aunts. The pregnancy announcements tucked into holiday cards. The reminder of another year gone by. In this piece, we’re sharing 7 ways to cope with and even enjoy the holidays during infertility.
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.
Going through infertility is the 4th most traumatic life event a woman can experience. So if you’re struggling to relax, that’s understandable. There’s no shortage of self-care ideas out there, but one of our favorite resources for reconnecting with your body is the library of curated, fertility-specific meditations by Circle + Bloom.
Many people struggling to get pregnant or start a family often experience feelings of anxiety or depression. But how do you know if you could benefit from working with a trained professional? Perth-based psychologist Rebecca Glorie shares the signs that indicate it might be time to start working with a therapist.