Find the support you need for Mother’s Day and infertility
The focus on motherhood in May can be overwhelming for those trying to conceive without success. Our Manhattan Beach fertility center doctor understands that dealing with Mother’s Day and infertility can make you feel sad and discouraged. However, we want you to know that we stand with you and will offer the support you need.
You are not alone
Although it may feel like you are the only one who can’t get pregnant, 1 in 8 U. S. couples experiences difficulty trying to conceive. The team at our Manhattan Beach fertility center is committed to providing you with comprehensive care, reassurance and encouragement.
We can provide valuable resources to help you through the challenges around fertility issues, including the struggles you may face with Mother’s Day and infertility.
Strategies for coping with Mother’s Day and infertility
You may find it hard to ignore the aisle of greeting cards and the restaurants teeming with happy families on Mother’s Day. As a result, we would like to offer the following suggestions for dealing with infertility, especially during this mom-centered celebration.
Find a therapist. Often, talking to a neutral party can give you clarity about your current situation. Check with your employer or healthcare provider for a referral and then schedule an initial visit with a trained therapist.
Talk to your partner. It might feel easier to shut yourself off from your partner. However, try to remember that you two are in this together. Sharing your feelings gives your partner the opportunity to open up too.
Confide in family and close friends. Even if they aren’t in your shoes, the people who love you will likely welcome the opportunity to hear how you feel and offer you a listening ear and a compassionate sounding board.
Visit a support group. You can find options for both in-person and virtual support groups through Google searches, organizations like RESOLVE and/or your medical practitioner’s office. Talking to other people in similar situations may alleviate some of your loneliness.
Trying to conceive without positive results can feel isolating, especially around holidays like Mother’s Day. The team at Innovative Fertility Center wants our patients to know that we stand with them as they navigate their paths to parenthood. Contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment.
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