Holidays or special days can be stressful, even in the best of circumstances. Expectations seem to be high and pressure comes from everywhere, to celebrate and have fun...
For those among us who are experiencing infertility, however, holidays can add additional emotional stress to an already difficult situation.
You certainly can’t make the pain of infertility miraculously disappear, but by planning in advance and acknowledging that holidays may feel difficult and sad, we can prepare ourselves and improve our chances of getting through them.
Mother's Day can be a lovely occasion of celebrating important mothers in our world, but could also be a sad reminder if our own mother died and a very painful reminder if infertility prevented or is preventing us from becoming mothers.
For women who are already struggling with the challenges of infertility, Mother's Day is not just another Sunday in March. It’s a big, in-your-face holiday with flowers, cards and family get-togethers. Unlike other holidays that usually concentrates on families or couples – like Christmas and Valentine’s Day – Mother’s Day celebrates one unique and treasured relationship.
For women suffering with infertility, this particular Sunday can feel especially painful and isolating.
If you are struggling with infertility, why not practice some self-care, starting today!
We provide a range of one to one support services including counselling, hypnotherapy and reflexology; starting with an initial consultation where you can tell us about what you need, we'll tell you what we do and then you can decide if and how you'd like to work with us.
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