When Mother’s Day Isn’t a Celebration

For women who are struggling to get pregnant, Mother’s Day can be a reminder of what is missing in their life. While others are celebrating, some women may be reminded that they have been unsuccessful in conceiving and becoming a mother. The reproductive specialists at Sher Fertility Institute New York in Manhattan understand what you are going through and share ways to help you cope with this holiday.

  • Sit this one out. If your mother knows of your fertility struggles, she will probably understand that you don’t wish to celebrate this year. Send her flowers and a card before Mother’s Day and go on with your day. It is probably best to avoid social media that weekend, but especially Sunday to avoid seeing all the posts about moms.
  • Talk to someone. Express your feelings to a professional, your mom, partner, or a support group. Sharing can help you air your grievances and feel supported by others.
  • Treat yourself. You’ve been working hard at trying to get pregnant—you should reward yourself! Get pampered, buy a new outfit, or test out some new ice creams from the supermarket.
  • Take a break. If time and finances allow, take a trip during Mother’s Day weekend so you have something exciting to talk about Monday morning at work. Take advantage of being able to make last-minute plans, because once baby is on board, you will have to do a lot more planning.
  • Try something new. Grab your partner or friends and go for a hike, practice yoga, or cook up an exotic meal.
  • Seek help. If you’ve been trying to conceive for over six months to a year, it may be time to visit a fertility doctor. They will be able to evaluate you and your partner and come up with a fertility treatment plan.

Don’t let this day get you down—your day will come. And until then, our expert team at Sher Fertility Institute New York in Manhattan is here to help. Schedule an appointment for your personalized fertility consultation.