By Aisling Killoran & Ray Manning on Tuesday, 12 July 2022
Category: Fertility

Struggling To Conceive?

Struggling To Conceive & What NOT To Say! Fertility and Infertility issues are rampant with the amount of stress out there, so we go out of our way to help or avoid having these conversations!

Struggling To Conceive & NOT Pregnant Yet!
Couples struggle each passing year with the thoughts of a family that could have been, or a family they want but don't have. Christmas Is coming and for many couples trying to conceive can bring a lot of heartache in spending yet another Christmas childless.

Sometimes these couples are infertile and can't have kids, no matter how badly they would like to and often find themselves feeling isolated and without help.

Our first instinct may be giving your opinion and telling someone a story related to their circumstances. But before you do that, take a look at these eight things you shouldn't say to someone struggling with infertility.

8 Things NOT To Say To Someone Struggling To Conceive

1. relax
2. There's always adoption
3. You're not meant to be a parent
4. I never had that problem
5. You're lucky you don't have kids!
6. You waited too long
7. I know how you feel; I lost a dog once!
8. Nothing

What To Do When Trying To Get Pregnant?

Couples trying to conceive or who are told they are infertile need some form of support, that can be as simple as a spouse saying "I love you" finding a new way to connect with your loved one, or a good friend saying " I am here for you, if you need to talk" Listening and asking questions is a key part of it, too.

Research suggests that by listening and supporting the one you know with infertility – fertility struggles, you'll help them more than anything you could say.

"If you can find effective, supportive ways to communicate with each other, you're better equipped to handle stressors down the road,"

For more support, you can seek out a therapist who deals with fertility struggles/infertility issues.

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