How to practice “infertility etiquette” during the holidays

If a friend or loved one is experiencing infertility, it can be hard to know what to say. The holidays, filled with parties and family gatherings, can be difficult for those experiencing infertility. To help, Resolve: The National Infertility Association has posted information about “Infertility Etiquette” on its web site.

Resolve has posted helpful information on family dynamics impacting infertility and offers ways to help deal with the demands infertility places on the family system, including:

  • Don’t tell them to relax.
  • Don’t minimize the problem.
  • Don’t say there are worse things that could happen.
  • Don’t say they aren’t meant to be parents.

On the other hand, one thing you can do is let them know you care.

We encourage you to read more about these and other suggestions by going to the Resolve web site.

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