How to Manage This Holiday Season When It Seems Everyone Else Is Pregnant Execept You

December 17, 2014 6:14 PM

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This time of year, everywhere you turn, there are bells ringing, store windows filled with bows, holiday parties and season's greetings. We are constantly being reminded of joy, hope, family, love and good tidings. All of which, I believe, are great things to be reminded of all year round. However, when it comes to the "holidays," whatever your religion may be, if you aren't pregnant and you desperately want to be, this time of year can be particularly challenging. I see it in my clinic -- women who have been trying to conceive, but for whom it just hasn't happened yet. December and January (whatever the year) bring a higher level of emotional charge.

1. Be Healthy Selfish. This is my way of saying it's okay to say no. It's okay to walk away from a conversation or a situation that doesn't feel good for you. If Aunt Sue or a coworker is asking you for the umpteenth time when are you going to get pregnant, walk away. Pretend you are getting a phone...

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