Mother's Day & InfertilityToday, Mother's Day,  was the hardest day of the year for me while I was in fertility treatment.

I felt surrounded by the images of babies, held lovingly by their mommy's. There seemed to be no place to escape the reminders of what I didn't have– my family. I tried lots of different things. Hiding was big for me and it worked fairly well too. 

Here are my thoughts for you on a day that you may also find heart wrenching. 

As always, you are not alone. 

We are right here with you. – Lisa and Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)

My wishes for you for Mother’s Day while you are still waiting for your baby

I wish

That you treat yourself in a loving way

That you find peaceful and sweet moments

That you find something for yourself during the day that makes you feel special

That you celebrate what is present right now and allow what is yet to come to be in your future

That if you can be with your own mother, you hug her and tell her that you love her

 

My hopes for you for Mother’s Day

I hope

That the day holds moments of deep pleasure

That someone does something thoughtful for you

That you find something that you feel truly grateful for

That you do something that releases a disappointment or frustration

That you do something that is creative

My dreams for you for Mother’s Day

I dream

That all obstacles are removed to becoming a mother

That this is the year that your babies come to you

That next year mother’s day is celebrated with your baby in your arms

Topics: Holidays, Support

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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