Infertility is a long and hard road. It occurs when a couple has difficulties getting pregnant after one year of trying to conceive (or after six months if the woman is over 35 years of age). This experience can be taxing to both individuals’ mental health and can place a significant strain on their relationship as they confront invasive procedures, failed fertility treatments, and societal or personal pressure to create a family. It may cause your clients to feel every kind of emotion from anger to guilt to sadness.
If you have clients going through infertility struggles, tell them to be gentle on themselves and let them know there is no right way to feel. Infertility is both physically and mentally draining, so if your clients feel more reactive, less patient, or more worn out, that is to be expected.
The following affirmations are here to provide your clients with some comfort as they continue their journey to conceive. As with everything we suggest, they can take what works for them, leave what doesn’t, and adapt any of the statements to fit their own experience better.