Our experts share tips for coping with Mother’s Day and infertility
No matter where you are on your fertility journey, Mother’s Day can bring up many emotions. If you’re in the middle of trying to conceive, the combination of Mother’s Day and infertility can feel like a cruel reminder of what you don’t have. However, you aren’t alone. USC Fertility provides compassionate care and support for our patients coping with infertility.
If you’ve finally welcomed a bundle of joy, you may feel ready to celebrate. While the situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) means that we can’t have a baby reunion this year, our Los Angeles fertility center is still celebrating you.
Here are some tips to help you on Mother’s Day, no matter where you are on the path to parenthood.
Dealing with Mother’s Day and infertility
While many people consider it to be just another holiday, the Mother’s Day cards and family brunches can create gut-wrenching pain for women who are coping with infertility. Although Christmas and Thanksgiving may involve families and children, Mother’s Day celebrates the unique joys and challenges specific to motherhood.
The team at USC Fertility stands ready to support you during this difficult holiday. Consider the following tips from our Los Angeles fertility center for managing Mother’s Day and infertility.
- Be honest about your feelings. Don’t pretend you can handle something that will cause you more pain. If the idea of Sunday lunch with all the kids around feels overwhelming, let your family know that you can’t attend this year.
- Lean on your support system. Talk to the people you feel closest too, including your partner, and let them offer you a shoulder to cry on.
- Practice self-care. Give yourself permission to cope in whatever way feels most comfortable to you, even if it means a weekend trip with your sweetheart, a night out with your besties or staying curled up on the couch with your favorite book.
- Reach out to others who are struggling. Sometimes, helping another person can ease your sadness. Checking in on a friend dealing with infertility or sending a card to a coworker who recently lost her mom may provide comfort to you and the recipient.
USC Fertility is celebrating everyone who has overcome infertility
We might not be having a baby reunion this year due to COVID-19, but we still want to acknowledge you. We understand what you’ve gone through to get to where you are with your family today. To celebrate this and give other women hope, please consider sharing your story and photos with us.
Find the help you need to make motherhood possible
If you have tried to conceive without any luck, our Los Angeles fertility center can help. Our team of experts will evaluate your situation, complete a thorough fertility assessment and discuss the next steps for achieving your goal of motherhood. Contact us for more information on surviving Mother’s Day and infertility, or to schedule a consultation appointment.