It's that time of the year again
The holidays are upon us, which means a whirlwind of parties, gatherings, and more logistical juggling than a circus act. But here's the thing: for those dealing with infertility, all this planning and socializing can hit differently.
Trying to plot out your holiday calendar when you're in the 'fertility challenged' club is a minefield of emotions. Will you be pregnant by then? Is it a good call to be in a crowd? A bazillion questions pop up, making the whole ordeal stressful. And if you're in the middle of a treatment, traveling might not be a walk in the park.
Let's face it, holiday bashes and mingling with friends and family can stress out anyone. But for those facing fertility battles, it's like cranking the stress dial up to 11.
Know that you are not alone though! At Tilly, we've been there. We get it. That's why we've whipped up a guide on surviving the holidays (check it out here). And you don't always have to choose between rocking around the Christmas tree with loved ones or holing up solo (or with your partner only). Balance is key! You could swing by your family's place for a couple of days instead of the usual week-long marathon.
For those extra days, try to carve out some "me time." Whether it's hitting up a daily yoga class, sweating it out at the gym solo, or just taking a solitary stroll. Oh, and if you're crashing at your family's, make sure to snag moments away—lock the door, dig into a book, or why not dive into the Tilly community for some support? 😉
Sure, these festivities will probably not be the best holiday season you’ll ever have, but with a bit of thought, they could be pretty okay. It might even recharge your batteries.
Sending you the very best,
Jenny Ann, Tilly Founder
About the author
Jenny Ann Johnson is the founder of Tilly. She’s spent a decade working on digital educational products prior to founding Tilly. After struggling with infertility and miscarriages for many years she finally found her path forward and is today blessed with four children. She is now creating the supportive and educational tools she herself was missing while going through fertility treatments.
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