The 7 Worst Things You Can Tell Someone Struggling with Infertility

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"Relax"
In case you didn't know, worrying about getting pregnant is not a scientific cause of infertility. Also, infertility causes stress. Not the other way around. Plus, try relaxing... more 
Photo by: Flickr
"Relax"
In case you didn't know, worrying about getting pregnant is not a scientific cause of infertility. Also, infertility causes stress. Not the other way around. Plus, try relaxing when your body is being probed constantly and is riding an hormonal roller coaster.
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Wed, Nov 14, 2012 5:46 PM EST
Infertility is a nightmare. You not only deal with not being able to achieve your dream, or feeling that you are trapped in a body that does not work like it's supposed to. You step into a parallel reality in which you are treated like a science experiment and in case that wasn't enough, you have to deal with all kinds of insensitive comments. Those remarks at times are borne out of the best of intentions but end up causing more pain to somebody who is already hurting badly. Since many are so unfamiliar with infertility, they simply don't know what to say. That's why it's even more useful to know which phrases to avoid altogether if you have a friend who is struggling to conceive. Here's a list of what not to say to a friend who hasn't been able to conceive. - By Jeannette Kaplun



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