sábado, 7 de noviembre de 2015

How can I tell my family and friends I have been challenged in the fertility area?

How can I tell my family and friends I have been challenged in the fertility area?

It is a big pressure to see that your friends and family are having babies, starting their families without problems, and you are still fighting to conceive. It can be caused for many factors, maybe you or your partner are the ones with the problem. However, it does not matter who is the one to blame, the problem here is social pressure.

Social pressure can be difficult to overcome depending on your beliefs and values. For some, not having children at the age of 20 is a huge problem, for others at the age of 30 or 40. It can be a real challenge to face the reality of having that “situation”. The pressure might come from many places, from family, friends, media, etc. How many of you sit in front of your computer watching Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… and see the old friends with a lovely picture of their children, and writing proudly: “they are the love of my life”, “you do not know what love is until you have your own children”, “I am the happier mom on earth”, and goes on. I tell you, it is hard.

 

First, you need to face the fact that your condition is different, and the “situation” (as many like to call it) is the fertility challenge you are facing today.

Second, acceptation of your “situation”. Accept we are all different humans...Continue reading

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