Can you imagine what it would feel like if the sight of someone pushing a stroller suddenly made you feel angry, wistful, or depressed? If you’ve got a friend going through infertility—which can include frequent miscarriages or the inability to get pregnant—feelings like this are a daily struggle.
Couples who are experiencing infertility often go through extreme emotional ups and downs. Supporting a friend or family member who is going through infertility can be difficult if you haven’t gone through it yourself. Here is a quick primer on infertility facts and what you can do to support a friend or family member who is going through infertility.
Infertility Facts You Should Know
Supporting Friends and Family
Knowing the basic facts about infertility can help you avoid some of the common mistakes people make when they’re trying to support friends with infertility. When talking with your friend or family member, keep the following do’s and don’ts in mind.
Sometimes, supporting friends with infertility issues means listening, staying hopeful, and not making judgements. Remember that fertility treatments have progressed significantly over the years and only 1%-2% of couples who are trying to get pregnant end up being unable to conceive a baby. That means that chances are, your friend will end up getting pregnant eventually. Showing support and love during this stressful time will be much appreciated in the years ahead.Back to Blogs Contact Us