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Getting Through the Holidays with Infertility However You Can

By Sonja Kristiansen, MD on December 12, 2010

Seasonal holidays are tough on the spirit when you're trying to get pregnant and can't. The Web is full of places you can go to and read or chat with others about ways to cope. Here are a few that I recommend:

Thanksgiving: To Attend or Not To Attend: That Is the Question
The title says "Thanksgiving," but this piece by Lori Shandle-Fox on Fertility Blogs covers all family gatherings with a light heart.

Infertility and Holidays: Don't Just Survive - Thrive!
Tracy Morris on FertilityCommunity covers a lot of different emotional tactics that can help you view holidays from a different perspective.

The Season of Giving
An interview with Kathy Stern of Southwest Surrogacy Associates, LLC about the role of giving in third-party reproductive treatment, during the holidays and beyond.

The Perfect Storm of Holidays: Infertility and Christmas
Melissa Ford taps into a perfect analogy with "The Great Peanut Day". Use it to explain your emotions to those who just don't seem to 'get it.'

Tips for Facing Infertility During the Holidays
On ParentDish, Mary Beth Sammons interviews a woman who's been going through fertility treatment for six years. Her personal advice - "what helps most is 'to know that I'm not alone.'"

There are plenty more out there -- just search for "holidays and infertility" and you'll see that, indeed, you're not the only one.

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