Thanksgiving is here, and that officially kicks off the holiday season. “Holidays can be stressful, even in the best of circumstances,” RESOLVE: The National Infertility Network, notes. “Expectations are at a peak. Pressure comes, both from the outside and within, to break out of the normal routine – to celebrate, and to enjoy! But for the person experiencing infertility, holidays can add additional emotional stress to an already complicated situation.”
RESOLVE says that, while you can’t make the pain of infertility disappear, by planning in advance and acknowledging that holidays may be uncomfortable, you can prepare yourself and improve your chances of getting through them.
Here are RESOLVE’s tips for handling the holidays. If you have other suggestions, please share them in the comments below.