Coping with Mother’s Day

At Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery, P.A., we recognize that Mother’s Day can be particularly difficult. Acknowledging those feelings and preparing emotionally can help.

Focus on your own mother, mother-in-law, sister, grandmother or other special woman in your life
Plan ahead and make this day about your own mom or other special woman in your life. Or, if you have other friends suffering with infertility, plan a girl’s day out for shopping, dining, movies or a spa day. Take this opportunity to do something special for yourself or celebrate with others in your life. 

Recognize difficult situations
For example, restaurants often ask if you are a mother and offer complimentary items. Be prepared on how you might respond so that you are not taken off-guard.

Consider joining a support group
There are a number of support groups online and through RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association. Support groups will help you feel less isolated, empower you with knowledge and validate your emotional response to the life crisis of infertility. Visit the RESOLVE Calendar of Events to find a support group in your area.

Speak to your minister, a rabbi or a therapist for support
Talk with your clergyperson and educate him/her about the experience of infertility. Perhaps he/she would be willing to say a prayer or offer words of support for those struggling with this crisis. Or, seek a professional mental health therapist for support.

Plan an enjoyable day with your significant other
You are not alone. For couples facing infertility, it is important to work together during these difficult days. Plan a fun day together such as hiking, bicycling, or walking on a beach. See that movie you've wanted to see or create a special meal.

It is our hope and goal that each of our patient families will soon experience their first of many Mothers’ Days! For more information, visit http://www.dreamababy.comor call 239-275-8118.

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