When you are struggling to conceive, holidays can be rough, especially one dedicated to moms. Although you may fondly recall past Mother’s Day celebrations with family and friends, you may feel differently given your current situation. Dr. Douglas has the expertise to diagnose and treat infertility, but you may still feel discouraged right now. Taking steps before the holiday arrives will help you make the most of a difficult time.
Take care of yourself
Sometimes, you need to focus on others, but it’s critical right now to give yourself some extra TLC. Let those close to you know that you may need to skip this year’s festivities. Instead, treat yourself to a shopping trip, massage or pedicure.
Connect with your partner
Try to remember that you are not in this alone. Talk with your partner about expectations for the day and listen to that input. You need to be on the same page so that you can offer support to each other.
Plan your own fun
Consider partaking in non-child focused activities. Schedule a day of hiking and picnicking, or go to dinner and a play. If you like, invite another childless couple to join you.
Acknowledge your feelings
Your difficulty starting or expanding your family is bound to generate feelings of sadness. Give yourself permission to grieve for your loss so that you will have the energy needed to re-focus your efforts on getting pregnant.
Dealing with infertility isn’t easy, especially on a day like Mother’s Day. Dr. Douglas and the team at IVF Plano are here to offer the support and encouragement you need. With the right fertility treatment, it is our hope that next Mother’s Day you will have a beautiful bundle of joy and plenty of reason to celebrate.