Video: Infertility Support-Summer Holiday Preparation


Hi!  My name is Lisa Stack and I’m the CNY Fertility Support Coordinator.  In addition to my Words of Support and Encouragement article, I wanted to upload a quick video talking about preparing ourselves for the summer holidays. {{vspace8}}
The summer holidays can be challenging as there are often events themed around children such as parades, fireworks, picnics, and all those great, fun holidays that are great when you have kids and are celebrating kids but while you’re trying to conceive, they can be challenging.  I want you to keep an open mind and an open heart.  Make sure that you’re taking care of yourself and giving yourself as much time as you need, giving yourself the space that you need, and getting those scripts ready that I’ve spoken about a couple of times.  Making sure you know what you’re going to say and who you’re going to say it to in regards to trying to conceive so that you don’t get caught off guard. {{vspace8}}
Make plans ahead of time.  Make sure you know who is going to be there.  Is it really a kid-heavy event?  Are there going to be lots of babies?  Is that you can be prepare for, and if you feel comfortable with it.  We really want to make sure that you feel prepared and secure before you go into any of these events.  Know that there’s always change and kids can always show up, even if you didn’t plan on it.  Always be a little bit prepared and know that these kids are just enjoying the day and enjoying the summer.  You can benefit and learn from them as well.  Dr. Kiltz says that we should always surround ourselves with children when we want to have children.  We should surround ourselves with pregnant women if we want to be pregnant.  Take this as an opportunity to follow his advice and see if you can learn from them.  Maybe you can gain some of their wonderful wealth of knowledge and get some of those great, healthy pregnancy hormones flowing as well. {{vspace8}}
I hope you have a great week, and I hope you’re enjoying some of these summer events and taking time to nurture and love yourself. {{vspace8}}
Lisa Stack, Support Coordinator