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When you're trying to conceive, the holidays can be an emotional minefield, a reminder of all those months spent trying to get pregnant. Seeing relatives with young children, fielding questions about whether grandchildren might be on the way or spending time with friends who are expecting naturally can all take a toll. But you are not alone! Here's some great advice from other iVillage women who are going through the same thing.
"I was reading about how to deal with the holidays when you're also TTC...only do what you're comfortable with. So remember to make yourself happy first -- take time to pamper yourself this holiday season." -- kbeth85
"I'm going to have a glass of wine tonight, which I wouldn't if I was pregnant. Forget about all of this for a couple of weeks. We can stress later." -- rnmom08
"Maybe come up with a new tradition you can look forward to every year, regardless of extended family or babies. Something you can do alone, [or] with your [husband]. Pick out a pretty new ornament each year, bake cookies for your neighbors or your co-workers, watch a specific movie with your hubby, etc. Anything that will make you happy or excited, but isn't directly connected to babies / children / being a mom." -- iv_aingeal
"I just try to remember the real reason for Christmas, and to be happy and thankful for all the happy things in life. Here's to hoping that we'll all have something tiny and snuggly to look forward to for NEXT Christmas!" -- noelsgal
Find more advice and support from other moms who are trying to conceive here.