Dealing with infertility can be heartbreaking, especially in this society where the ‘world’ starts to countdown from the day you say ‘I Do’. If you know someone who is struggling, here are ways to help:
- If you are pregnant, stop ‘endlessly’ talking about your pregnancy when she’s around. Imagine you’re broke and you haven’t eaten for days, and your friend buys food and goes ‘hmmmn..yummy! This food is so good.’ How would you feel?
2.Don’t complain about your pregnancy. Remember: Your friend would give anything to experience the discomforts you are enduring because those discomforts come from a baby growing inside of you.
Don’t tell them they are “lucky” to be without kids. Yes, parenting is not easy, but not everything worth having in life is easy. Not having kids when you want them doesn’t make you lucky.
Don’t gossip about your friend’s condition. For some, infertility treatments are a very private matter, which is why you should respect your friend’s privacy.
Lastly, be understanding. Allow her to talk about infertility in her own time, and then do a lot of listening.