It’s that time of the year that so many of us enjoy!…The holiday season! For many of us however, who are struggling with fertility this time of year might be just slightly less enjoyable.  At FTC we are cognizant of the emotional and psychological implications that infertility struggles can have— year round, however we also understand that the holiday season can create even more stress and sadness for the millions suffering with fertility issues.

For those who are currently seeking infertility treatment or struggling with fertility without clinical guidance, there are a few things that you can do to help keep the holiday season as enjoyable a possible.  In some instances, it may be a good idea to not go to events or parties that will be attended by those that may ne insensitive to your fertility struggles, because conversations that you might not want to be a part of may arise.

If you have friends or family that you do feel especially comfortable with, you might want to make plans to spend some time with them as they may be more cautious about discussing sensitive topics with you,

Taking a vacation with your partner, by yourself or with a friend is a great way to help insulate you from situations that might make you uncomfortable during the holiday season.

Reach out to friends and family that can help fill you with positive thoughts.  Or feel free to reach out someone at the Resolve helpline.  While it is important to take some steps to insulate you from unnecessary emotional stress, it is important not to isolate yourself from friends and family who have your best wishes at heart.

At the end of the day, each person’s situation is different and how you choose to spend your holidays is your right, so try to make sure that you are making decisions that are best for your individual needs.