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STOP YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ASKING WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE KIDS

The holidays are coming up, and when you’re dealing with infertility, that can bring a bit of apprehension. Not wanting to handle the barrage of baby questions makes us feel not so festive.

Many of us from the moment we’re married are asked: “So when are you having kids?” Parents are eager for a grandchild to spoil and extended family members just making conversation. We’re also so steeped in tradition as a society that it’s just what you do. You have a baby after you get married. We’re almost trained to ask that question.

Although family and friends mean well, their comments can seem preachy, judge-y or just plain insensitive. When we’re dealing with fertility issues, we’re already feeling insecure as it is, and the last thing our brain wants is to feel worse about the situation. Now not only do we have to worry about how we are feeling, we then feel responsible for being able to tell our friends and family some good news. We take that extra pressure on ourselves and plug it into our belief system that, “We should be pregnant by now”. When we feel that we should be pregnant by now, and we’re not; and that multiple people are counting on us, that gets painful. So every time we encounter loved ones, there’s this immediate dread and pressure; and suffice it to say that it wears on us.

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We catch up our Fertility Journey couples who are excited to announce their baby news, dealing with those awkward questions from friends and family. Eating to boost fertility, mini IVF and egg banking and much more.
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