Coping With Infertility and Jealous of Pregnant Friends?

Coping With Infertility and Jealous of Pregnant Friends?

A Normal Thing?

When you want to have a baby, it’s easy to be a little bit jealous when friend, family members and even strangers everywhere seem to be reproducing like mad. However, when you are struggling with infertility, the “normal” baby envy can be multiplied, and it can feel like everyone is out to get you, showing off their growing bellies and newborn bundles of joy while you struggle and struggle. When you are dealing with infertility, baby envy is a very real, and very serious thing. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Tearing People Apart

When baby envy hits, women can be bombarded with so many different feelings, it can be hard to function properly. There are women who say that their careers have been torn apart, decades-long friendships destroyed, and even families placed right in the middle of the strife.

All because of baby envy. Even the most level headed woman can be struck with the green eyed baby wanting monster, and many women say that they are surprised by the levels of anger, hatred, jealousy and sadness that they are capable of when they see everyone around them getting pregnant and having babies when they can’t.

What The Experts Say

All the experts agree, that baby envy is a very real thing, and that almost all women who are going through fertility troubles experience at least some degree of it at some point. It can really take women by surprise because they don’t want to feel that way, and they really want to be happy for their friends, family members and coworkers who might be expecting.

But, sometimes, it’s just too hard to be happy. So, is there a way to cope with baby envy, or should you face the fact that you’ll never be able to be around a pregnant woman until you ARE a pregnant woman? Doctors say there are a few things you can do to help ease your pain.

What To Do

So, what can you do to help quell the baby envy inside of you? First of all, experts suggest that you get a pet. Yes, it might sound childish, but it really can help calm some of your parental urges, and give you a loyal and faithful friend in the meantime. Also, finding others who are in the same boat, and also dealing with infertility, can be a real help as well.

Female infertility is not an easy road to take. If you surround yourself with other women who also are trying to get pregnant, and not succeeding, you will know that you are not alone. It is also much easier to be happy for someone who has tried for a long time to get pregnant and really struggled, rather than someone else who might not have had any trouble at all.

Experts also advise “hiding” or “blocking” posts on social media that might be hurtful. You can hide posts from friends that are expecting, without letting them know that you are not seeing them, and this can spare you the anguish of looking at them. Take advantage of these ideas and try not to focus on your baby envy.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).