4 Tips For Discussing Infertility with Family and Friends

One of the biggest stressors a woman may face in her lifetime is coming to terms with infertility issues. Here at Simple Surrogacy, we want you to know that you are not alone in this journey! We are here for you, and stand by you. We know how difficult it can be to come to terms with this concept, and even more difficult having discussions with your loved ones about it. 

Throughout this blog, you will learn about four different tips you can use when having to have these hard conversations about infertility with family and friends! We hope these tips will help make the conversation a little easier on you, read all four tips below!

 

  • It is not as easy to get pregnant as you may think, but that’s ok: It is important to start your conversation coming from a place of love, and no judgement. More times than not, individuals believe getting pregnant is a common and easy thing to do, which for many women it is not. The positive way to approach this topic is by considering all the other options you have. It is up to YOU how you want to decide to go about your infertility journey, so try and remember this when you are discussing what you want to do with your family and friends. At Simple Surrogacy, we have trained coordinators that have also dealt with infertility issues, to assist you through these hard conversations by providing you with the best advice and guidance. To learn more about who we are, visit our website today!
  • Be willing to answer questions they may have: Once you decide on your next steps moving forward with infertility issues, it is important to be ready to inform your loved ones on whichever route you decide to take. Of course, mentioning that this is completely your decision, but helping them understand the procedure and process, will help them support you! At Simple Surrogacy, our main concern is your happiness. This is why our coordinators are there for you from start to finish. Remember, you are not going through this alone!

 

 

  • Shutting down stereotypes that come along with infertility issues: There are so many stereotypes that automatically come to mind when individuals hear about infertility issues. The main one being, can I no longer become a parent? To answer that question, of course you can! We are lucky to be living in a world where we have so many different options, even after finding out about infertility complications. This is a key component to bring up when discussing infertility with family and friends. Just because you cannot carry your own baby, does not mean that this is the end for you becoming a parent. At Simple Surrogacy, we offer many different options for our Intended Parents. One being, gestational surrogacy– which is the process where the embryo is created through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). During this process the eggs can be from the Intended Mother, or an Egg Donor. The sperm is from the Intended Father or a Donor, and then transferred to the Surrogate. To learn more about this procedure, visit our gestational overview page to help break down the process in more depth! 

 

 

  • Make sure to vocalize how much information you want to share: Being very transparent from the start with your family and friends will help keep them from overwhelming you. This is why it is a good idea to let them know that when you are ready to discuss certain treatments or procedures, you will come to them when you are ready! This will eliminate them asking you too many questions that you may not be ready to answer. At Simple Surrogacy, we are experienced in all things infertility, and are here to make you feel less alone during this sensitive time! Setting boundaries from the start with family and friends will reduce your overall stress levels, because they will know how to respect your wishes. 

 

We know how overwhelming infertility conversations can be, which is why it is important to know that you don’t have to go through it alone! Having support from your friends and family is extremely helpful. They will be able to provide you with unconditional love during this time, in addition to the support system you will have by being a Simple Surrogacy client. If you have any more questions, or concerns regarding infertility, contact us today!

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