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    Most insensitive comments aren’t meant to be hurtful. They are made out of ignorance or out of a strong desire to say something that will defuse a tense moment. We want to solve our friend’s problem, heal their pain, or make light of the situation in a joking manner. Instead, we unintentionally make things worse. If you have a friend or family member with infertility, you’ll want to avoid saying these 12 things.
    Can’t get pregnant? Just do IVF! Except it’s not so simple.
    ‘Just adopt!’Adoption can be a wonderful option for some couple, but it’s not a decision that should be made lightly. Suggesting adoption in a flippant way ignores the financial and emotional costs of adoption. Also, it is not always possible.
    ‘Trust me, you’re lucky you don’t have kids!’
    ‘You need to relax. All that stressing is causing your infertility.’
    ‘Maybe you’re not meant to be parents.’
    ‘But you’re so young! You have plenty of time to get pregnant.’
    ‘Put your career in front of having a family? Tsk, tsk.’
    ‘What’s the big deal, you already have a child.’
    ‘So, whose fault is it? His or hers?’
    ‘If you really wanted a baby, you’d have one already. Your mind is probably preventing you from conceiving.’
    ‘It could be worse. It could be cancer.’
    ‘Whatever you do, don’t give up. It’ll happen!’
    Any other thoughts to add??

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