When a couple makes the decision to expand their family it can be both an exciting and stressful time. Not only are there the stresses of trying to conceive, the two week wait, the am I pregnant — there is also the stress of “can we get pregnant”.
For many couples, that worry is very real as they see month after month go by without getting pregnant, or staying pregnant long enough for a healthy baby to be born. While infertility discussions are thankfully happening more and more now thanks to couples who are willing to open up their struggles, there is still so much not known about it to many.
Along with the relative silence of infertility comes with it those who have no idea what is hurtful to hear when a couple is having trouble getting pregnant. It’s not being over-sensitive and it’s not really society trying to be mean, it’s often a misunderstanding of what is usually well-meaning, but turns out not to be so helpful.
Click through for 10 things you should never say to a couple struggling to get pregnant:
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