The holiday season can be a difficult time for couples who have faced challenges in their journey to start a family, whether that means they are unable to get pregnant, or they have suffered the loss of a pregnancy. It is normal to feel a heightened sense of emptiness and grief when you’re inundated with all the joyful faces of kids and families in movies, on TV and at the malls this time of year.
For many couples, grief is a natural byproduct of their infertility journey. When you hope for a pregnancy during a cycle of treatment and are disappointed, or when you experience the joy of conceiving a child only to lose the baby a few weeks later, you inevitably feel profound loss. With every unsuccessful treatment or miscarriage, your losses multiply and the grief can become overwhelming.