infertility guilt

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How to Tell Your Boyfriend You Can’t Get Pregnant

Hearing the words “female infertility” is heartbreaking. If your doctor told you that you can’t get pregnant – and you don’t know how to tell your boyfriend – you may feel everything from shame to anger to depression. Here’s how to cope – plus tips for telling your boyfriend that you can’t get pregnant. You are not alone! I was […]

When You Feel Guilty for Having an Abortion

Many women feel guilty and ashamed after having an abortion. These tips may help you cope with feelings of pain or shame, and help you move forward after the abortion. Here’s what one reader says: “I’m 21; me and my husband have trying to get pregnant but no luck,” says M. Why Can’t You Get Pregnant? Reasons for Not Conceiving […]

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

Couples who can’t get pregnant often struggle to keep their marriage strong. Here are a few tips for coping with infertility and relationships. Infertility can take over a woman or man’s life, emotions, and thoughts. Her inability to conceive a baby – or his inability to get her pregnant – can affect how they feel about themselves, their lives, and their marriage. Here’s […]

How to Forgive Yourself for Not Being Able to Get Pregnant

Some couples coping with infertility struggle with feelings of guilt or shame. These tips for forgiving yourself for not getting pregnant may help you deal with past choices that are may have caused infertility and problems getting pregnant. “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” ~ Lewis B. Smedes. Are you imprisoned by […]

Overcoming the Shame of Infertility

Part of infertility stigma is feeling ashamed because you can’t conceive a baby. These tips for overcoming the shame of infertility may help you cope with your feelings – and with the way people treat you. “I’ve found that most people don’t truly understand infertility or how it impacts one’s spirit,” writes Kelly Damron in Tiny Toes: A Couple’s Journey […]