talking about infertility

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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 […]

What to Say to People Who Keep Asking If You’re Pregnant Yet

“Are you pregnant yet?” is the most frustrating question! Here’s what to say to people who keep asking if you’re pregnant – or about your fertility life, infertility treatments, or how you’re coping with infertility as a couple? I know I am…so I created a short list of ways to deal with people who keep asking how my baby-making efforts are going. […]

Why Talking About Infertility Makes You Feel Better

One of my readers is starting to talk about her infertility, telling people that she can’t get pregnant because of endometriosis and fibroids. This, I believe, will make her feel better and start the healing process… “I’ve got endometriosis and fibroids – and also had a failed IVF,” she wrote in the comments section of Dealing With the Disappointment of a Childfree Life. […]

When Not to Tell Children About Their Birth Roots

Keeping your children’s birth roots a secret – especially if they stem from infertility treatments – is generally a bad idea. However, there are specific times when it’s better not to tell them about their birth roots and the fertility treatments involved. “Honesty is good for families,” writes Diane Ehrensaft in Mommies, Daddies, Donors, Surrogates: Answering Tough Questions and Building Strong […]

4 Ways Infertility Affects Marriage – How to Stay Connected

If infertility is affecting your marriage negatively, how do you stay connected as a couple? Here are four common effects of infertility on marriage, plus tips for staying close. Before the tips, a quip: “All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love,” said Ann Landers. “Good battle is objective and honest–never […]

What Not to Say to Couples Coping With Infertility

If you know a person or couple coping with infertility, you may not know what to say or talk about! So, here are a few tips on what NOT to say to couples coping with infertility, plus six tips on what TO say. Before the tips, here’s an excerpt from I Am More Than My Infertility: “Many women face their infertility […]