Author: Ellen Glazer


Getting Through Mother's Day When Your Sister (Or Sister-In-Law) Is Pregnant

Anyone who has ever gone through infertility knows that the news of other people’s pregnancies can be difficult. It can be upsetting and unnerving to learn that someone else has gone from “not pregnant” to “pregnant” when you haven’t.

While any pregnancy news may jolt you, some pregnancies can be harder to bear than others. High on the list ar...

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Words Matter: Effective Communication Principles for People Dealing with Infertility

Infertility is not for the faint of heart. In addition to coping with monthly cycles of hope, disappointment and hope renewed, you have to deal with any number of other challenges. For many, a big challenge comes in figuring out if, when and how to talk with others about the infertility experience. After countless conversations with those at all stages...

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Talking with Family, Friends and Strangers about Infertility

Among the many challenges people face going through infertility is determining how to deal with the people they come in contact with. This may include family, close friends, casual friends, acquaintances or even, total strangers. In working with infertile individuals and couples over many years, I have come to believe that most are guided by two principles: distinguishing privacy from...

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Author: Ellen Glazer

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