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Tips for Letting an Infertile Friend Know You’re Pregnant Here are some ways to make it easier for you both. Tell Her—Don’t Keep Your Pregnancy a Secret Not telling your friend, but telling others may seem protective and easier at first. Most importantly, give your friend a pass when it comes to being there for YOU. Chances are, you have many friends whom you can talk to about your pregnancy fears and anxieties. Let this friend off the hook with that stuff.
Let her come to you and ask questions don’t be mad at her if she backs out of your baby. Sensitive fertile friends of the infertile often feel caught between a rock and a hard place when they want/need to tell their infertile friends that they are pregnant. They know that their good news will be hard to hear. They might even understand that their friend will greet the news with mixed emotions. Whatever you do, don’t try to give advice.
Women who are dealing with infertility know way more about getting pregnant than women who get pregnant after 1-6 months of trying. 7. Invite them to the baby shower but give them an easy out A mistake some often make is not inviting their friend or relative to the baby shower. My close friend has just had her baby. She is aware of my problems with infertility (‘infertile’ seems like a pretty tone-deaf term to use in your title by the way) but not the latest development.
If your friends know about your infertility, they will probably be more understanding. All that said, the number one benefit of sharing is getting support. When you feel ill from some fertility medication you’re taking, or down after another negative pregnancy test, being able to call your sister, cousin, or friend can really help.
If you’re anxious about waiting for a reply, you can text or call the person you’re writing to, and let them know you’re sending a sensitive email you’d like them to read as soon as possible. 5 You can also let them know in your email that you want a reply or phone call soon after they read. It’s okay to ask for that. The best way to cope with pregnancy envy is to accept that your feelings are normal, forgive yourself for feeling upset, and reach out for support.
Be sure your support person will understand your perspective. The person you’re envious of may not be the best one to talk to. Do’s of Telling Infertile Friends You’re Pregnant. Tell them soon.
Don’t let them hear your news from someone else. Tell them privately. Nothing is worse than having to hold in your emotions in a crowd – faking it until you can escape to someplace private to fall apart.
Know What to Say. When you’re not sure what to say, you may want to try one of these responses: How to Let an Infertile Friend or Relative Know You’re Pregnant. Medically reviewed by Carly Snyder, MD Goals for Anyone Trying to Get Pregnant. Medically reviewed by Anita Sadaty, MD Verywell Family.
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