Trying to Conceive Amid Well Intentioned Faux Pas

path-to-fertilityThere is a list of things that we never want to hear when we are trying to conceive. It lives on the blog and it gets updated periodically: 10 Things NOT to Say to an Infertilte Person | 5 Helpful Things You SHOULD Say. There's always something new! As technology advances so do the insensentive, even if well meant, comments.

You know that my personal dis-favorites have anything to do with God. Or anything that someone tells me that God wants or does not want for me. I never asked for a personal interpreter to let me know what God has in store for me. I’m pretty pleased, actually, with my relationship to God and everyone else can just keep their opinions to themselves.

So there.

And yes, in this mood, this e-card on facebook appealed to me. A lot.

Maybe the snappiest comeback ever to another personal favorite when I was in fertility treatment and not the happiest of campers.

“You want kids? I’ll give you mine.”

Best come back ever. EVER!

Infertility E Cards

Infertility E-Cards: A New Collection

I'm starting a collection of infertility e-cards. Doubtful that Hallmark will start a new section in the card section of the store, but at least we have the Internet. An added benefit, they are actually funny!

Can you just imagine the look on your friend's face, when you showed up at their door with an attorney in tow?

As you come across these clever, sarcastic, funny and poignant cards/statements/responses, please send them on to me. I promise, here and now, to share them so that we can all enjoy them.

Even if it's just the afterglow of having wished that we had said that in the moment.

Who knows. The moment may come again and maybe we'll be able to actually say it.

Wouldn't that be fun?

Topics: Holidays, Feelings

Lisa Rosenthal

Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.

Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.

Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.

Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.

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