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How to Cope with Infertility on Mother’s Day


Mother’s Day can be an especially difficult holiday for women who have been struggling to conceive. While others are celebrating with their children, some women can’t help but feel depressed to not receive the same recognition despite their efforts. The fertility specialists at SIRM® St. Louis understand your frustration and share ways to cope with this painful holiday.
• Be positive: focus on the loving family and friends that are supporting you during this journey. Be thankful for all the positive things going on, such as your successful career and nurturing partner.
• Relax: take the day to soak in the tub, meditate, practice yoga, or have a girl’s day filled with manicures and pedicures.
• Spend time with your partner: get away from those celebrating Mother’s Day and cook up a meal with your partner and enjoy some time together before your lives are filled with little ones running around.
• Have fun: Invite friends over for games and movies, or enjoy a day at the beach or mountains. Participate in hobbies such as painting, reading, or exercising, that you don’t have time to do during the week.
• Take proactive measures: if you have been trying to get pregnant for over six months to a year, now is the time to schedule an appointment with a fertility doctor. They can evaluate you and your partner to see what fertility treatment options are available.
SIRM St. Louis offers compassionate fertility care to patients in Missouri. We encourage you and your partner to schedule an appointment to learn how we can help grow your family.