If only having a baby was as simple as most people think it is. Unfortunately, for the couples struggling to achieve pregnancy, they know it’s not just about intercourse and instant conception. What you might not realize though, is that in some cases, you could be going about your journey to having or expanding your family the wrong way.
Trying to make a baby is an emotional roller coaster. During your first two-week wait, you or your partner might spend endless hours scouring the Internet for every sign of pregnancy. You might feel exhilarated, certain that a pregnancy is just around the corner. You may also feel a touch of anxiety, as you wonder if you’ll become a parent this month, this year, or even this decade.
In the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated every year on the 2nd Sunday of May. This day is meant to celebrate all mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, and women who participate in a role of a mother in any form. The tradition was first thought of in America back in the 1800’s, when a woman named Julia Ward Howe organized a day that was meant for women to come together and discuss achieving world peace.
So, you and your partner are thinking about having a child. That is fantastic! It is wonderful that you are in a relationship that you wish to expand into a family. Everyone knows it is not easy to find a person whose dreams and ideals fit nicely with your own. Sometimes it takes a long time to even broach that type of conversation with one’s significant other. In fact, you may not have covered all of the really important stuff, even when you have talked about it.
Fertility treatment takes a major toll on the body and consequently has the potential of shooting one’s stress stabilizer through the roof. This can cause quite a strain on any healthy relationship. The subject matter you are dealing with is delicate enough on it’s own and handling all of the physical stuff in addition to that can make the situation overwhelming to say the least. Even if you and your partner may have been together for a long time, you should know that it isn't fair to assume that the other person understands what you are going through.