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Ways to Cope With Infertility Depression on Thanksgiving Day

If you can’t get pregnant and are coping with infertility depression on Thanksgiving Day – remember that you’re not alone! About 10% of couples trying to get pregnant have fertility problems.

“As month after month of prayers go unanswered, we can begin to wonder if God is even there,” writes Julie Irwin Zimmerman in A Spiritual Companion to Infertility. “Anger is scary, but for a person of faith undergoing an ordeal like infertility, doubt can be even more frightening.”

Whether you believe in God or not, coping with infertility depression on Thanksgiving Day can be overwhelming and even heartbreaking. Zimmerman struggled with infertility before having two children; read A Spiritual Companion to Infertility to learn how she coped.

And, here are several ways to cope with holiday stress and infertility depression…Read More »Ways to Cope With Infertility Depression on Thanksgiving Day

10 Ways to Cope With Infertility Over the Holiday Season

Trying to get pregnant can be disappointing at the best of times – but at Christmas or Thanksgiving, it can be devastating. These ten ways to cope with infertility over the holiday season may help…

First, a Christmas quip from Andy Rooney.

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day,” said Rooney. “Don’t clean it up too quickly.”

You don’t need kids or positive pregnancy sticks to enjoy the glorious mess that Christmas brings! It really is your attitude that makes or breaks the holiday season. Me, I’m sad that we won’t be celebrating Christmas with a little one, but I’m also very happy with my husband and career.

One way to cope with infertility over the holidays is to reminisce about Christmases of your past. For a full list of classic, timeless Christmas stories, click on The Most Loved Christmas Stories by Irene West. Read on for my tips on coping with not getting pregnant over the holidays…Read More »10 Ways to Cope With Infertility Over the Holiday Season