The holidays and family gatherings are often hard for the infertile. The focus during this time is on families, and those without children often feel left out and the pain of infertility can intensify. Surveys of the Creating a Family Support Group had reported that Christmas and Chanukah are the most painful, followed by Mother’s/Father’s Day, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Easter.
We wish we had a magic wand that could eradicate all the pain or at least send you to the Caribbean, but absent that, we offer you our many resources on coping with family gatherings and the holidays while infertile. A few we think you will find particularly helpful are:
- Surviving the Holidays Without a Child (downloadable multi-media e-guide)
- Tips for Surviving Mother’s Day (blog post)
- Ten Answers to the “When Are You Going to Have Kids” Question (blog post)
- Ten “Snarky” Answers to the “When Are You Going to Have Kids” Question (blog post)
- Infertility and the Holidays: How to Survive (1 hr. radio interview with experts)
Many more Creating a Family radio interviews with experts, videos, blogs, fact sheets, and Q and A’s with Experts on surviving the holidays with infertility can be found at the icons below.
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