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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth King

5 Ways to Deal with Infertility When Everyone Else is Getting Pregnant

Updated: Sep 9, 2021

Social media has connected us in ways that many of us weren't able to connect before. If you're connected to friends and family on social media, your feeds are probably flooded by people's major life events, including pregnancy announcements. Here are 5 ways to deal with infertility when everyone else is getting pregnant:

5 Ways to Deal with Infertility When Everyone Else is Getting Pregnant

  1. It is okay to not be okay.  The first thing I want to make clear is that it's totally okay to not be okay. Your feelings are 100% valid even if you feel like you're alone in them. I promise there are women who are experiencing similar feelings.

  2. Find an outlet to release your emotions. Next, have an outlet to release your emotions. It's important that you're not going about your day pretending to be okay, because those emotions can build up over time and manifest when you least expect. Go on a run. Keep a journal of your feelings. Cry it out. Scream if you want to! Make sure you make time, space, and activities to get these emotions out.

  3. Find your community, people that understand what you are going through. One of the beautiful things about social media is being able to easily connect with other women who are going through similar experiences. "Mute" or turn off notifications from women or families that trigger your negative emotions and search through hashtags like #TTCsisters, #TTCcommunity, and #IVFjourney to find people in your community. Send me a message if you need some help finding your people!

  4. Find a fertility coach that supports you. Miscarriage, pregnancy loss, and infertility are a different kind of grief. It can also be traumatic. A fertility coach's job is to listen to you, support you, and be your go-to person when you need someone to talk to. Healing is possible, so get the support you need. Book a free consultation call with me to figure out if fertility coaching might be the right fit for you.

  5. Don't compare your journey with anyone else you see on social media.  What you see on social media is a highlights reel of things that are happening in people's lives. Make sure you don't compare your journey to anyone else's, because what you're going through is unique to you, your family, and your story.

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