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Infertility: Other people’s pregnancies
- By Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW, Guest Contributor
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Hi thank you for sharing this important topic. As a mom (who experienced infertility for 8 long years with multiple failed treatments), I can relate to so much here. At that time it did seem like everyone around me was having babies and I was truly truly happy for them (I bought flowers, food, other gifts for my frieds and family members who were expecting) but no one really understood my pain. One of the worse comments came from my mom who told other family members (in front of me ) that I adopted Labrador puppy because raising a baby was difficult! I learned to live with the disappointment until my hubby and I decided to try one last treatment cycle and boom…. it worked! Two years later we were blessed with baby #2. In my experience it was the family members who said more hurtful things; friends were mostly supportive and the ones that were not were never truly my friends…. as they say you can choose your friends but not your family…
Hi, I’m a 62 year old infertile married male. I learned of this at 35 after getting married. All these topics have been very real for me and my partner. Now all my friends are having grand children. The pain never goes away.
Thank You. I didn’t know how to approach to my sister-in-law whom I love so much in case If in future I have that news. It has been 11 years now since they got married.
Thank you for covering this topic. 💕
These are great tips for those who struggle with infertility. Thank you for sharing!
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