Hi! My name is Lisa Stack, and I’m your CNY Fertility Support Coordinator. This week, I uploaded an article talking about the Spring holidays. We’re right in the midst of Passover, and Easter coming up especially with Holy Week this week; and a lot of times this brings up wonderful energy and wonderful thoughts of regeneration and a new life of Spring, but it can also be challenging because there are more side connotations as to these holidays as well as the big family get togethers.
It’s always challenging seeing family and friends with young kids, especially when you’re trying to conceive. It’s important to revisit the holiday guide that I have uploaded before. Make sure you take some time for yourself, plan ahead, make sure you know where you’re going, who you’re going to see, and what topics may come up. As I mentioned before, getting that script together so you know how much information you’re going to disclose so you’ll have a couple of good responses in your back pocket for when people say, “Oh, when’s the baby coming? When are you going to get pregnant?” so you’ll have a good response time so it doesn’t look like you’re hesitating too much and you don’t get anxious. Just go along with the usual, “Oh, you know. We’re working on it. We’re trying. We’ll let you know. We’re working with a physician” if that’s what you’d like to say. Just always be prepared and always know that there are going to be comments, there are going to be questions, and don’t take it personally. They’re not doing it to harm you or upset you in any way, it’s just their journey.
Try to enjoy the holidays and create some good new celebrations and traditions. Use this time to look at these traditions as something that you can pass along to your children. Really try to come up with some fun, new things that you’re excited to share with your children when they come. Have a great holiday!
Lisa Stack, Support Coordinator