Just relax. If it’s meant to be, it will happen.
HuffPost points out what many of us already know – this is an all-too-common, and quite unhelpful, response from friends, family and acquaintances to those struggling with infertility. Their article 17 Things Not to Say to People with Infertility—and What to Do Instead gives some reassurance to those dealing with fertility issues that they are not alone in feeling discouraged by others’ comments, as well as some helpful tips to those who know people struggling with infertility. What to say instead? It’s less about what you say and more about making sure to offer empathy, compassion and a listening ear.
One of our patients, Erica, speaks to Jackie’s compassionate approach in saying:
Jackie was somebody who not only gave me acupuncture but also who was an outlet for me. Jackie is incredibly, incredibly warm, a great listener, and had helpful suggestions of things to do but also knew when to just listen. She was not only playing a treatment role but was also good for me to have to talk to because it’s a really isolating time.
At Collaborative Care, we understand how difficult trying to have a child can be – physically, emotionally, socially, and at just about any level you can think of. Traditional Chinese Medicine treats patients holistically and has a strong underlying emotional component to its approach. We treat each patient holistically by focusing on their primary treatment in conjunction with other emotional or physical factors that are impacting the patient. And we do a lot of listening.