What Not to Say to a Couple Facing Infertility

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What Not to Say to a Couple Facing Infertility
Tue, 08-20-2013 - 2:33pm

I'm sure you can all relate to the experiences shared in this Huffington Post article.  The husband and wife authors have some good responses for those questions you hate to get, such as when someone says you are trying too hard: 

Would you tell a cancer patient that they are trying too hard? How about somebody that is having trouble adjusting to a transplanted heart? Extreme analogies ... perhaps. The message here is that infertility is not sexual retardation. It IS a medical condition.

I think that's my favorite!  You can read the complete article at: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/candace-nocon/what-not-to-say-when-they-are-not-expecting_b_3781981.html?utm_hp_ref=parents&ir=Parents

Do you get comments such as these from "well-meaning" family or friends?

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Thu, 09-05-2013 - 10:05am


We love the Huffington Post!