infertile couples

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Help Coping With Depression When You’re TTC and Can’t Get Pregnant

Feeling depressed because you can’t have a baby is natural. You’re trying to conceive, and getting your period every month is worse than disappointing. It’s heartbreaking. Here, you’ll find help coping with depression’s numbness, fatigue, sadness, anxiety, and inability to care about life. Those signs of depression are normal when you’re TTC; there is nothing wrong with feeling exhausted, weak, and […]

How to Tell Your Partner You Can’t Have Children

How do you say “I can’t have children” to someone you’re interested in? These tips for telling your partner you can’t get pregnant are in response to a  reader’s comment on my article about living with the fact that you’ll never have children. Below are my suggestions for her, which apply to many women who can’t get pregnant. If you’re […]

How to Keep Your Marriage Strong When You’re Coping With Infertility

Infertility is one of the most stressful issues a couple can face. These tips for keeping your marriage strong will help you cope with infertility, and help save your relationship whether or not you get pregnant. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin If you’re having trouble getting pregnant or […]

A Childfree Life After Infertility – 7 Ways to be Happy

Living without having children doesn’t have to be sad, depressing, or futile. Here are seven ways to be happy after infertility, inspired by my own experience of living childfree (though I do think of myself as “childless”). If you’re struggling with the idea of living childfree or childless, read Complete Without Kids: An Insider’s Guide to Childfree Living by Choice […]

6 Goal Setting Tips for Getting Pregnant – Infertile Couples

These goal setting tips for getting pregnant can help infertile couples conceive a baby. These fertility tips work best if you’re organized and thoughtful, and can help you clarify why you want to have a baby and set specific ways to achieve your goal of pregnancy. Before the tips, a quip: “The great thing in this world is not so […]

Talking About Infertility With Your Partner

These tips on talking about infertility with your partner are from Stacie Hill, an embryologist at Conceivex. She has 13 years of “hands-on” experience in reproductive medicine. “When you can’t get pregnant, you swim in a mix of emotions,” write Julie Vargo and Maureen Regan in A Few Good Eggs. “You feel insecure (how the hell did this happen to me?), inferior […]