Mother’s Day is supposed to be a happy celebration of life and dedication. For women who have been trying to conceive, however, the day can feel more like a smack in the face than a celebration. This year, turn those negative emotions into joy, expectation, and hope, with a little Mother’s Day-to-Be celebration for you and your partner.
Taking a trip to embark on new hopes
Trying to conceive can be a full-time job with medications, fertility tracking, fertility appointments, egg harvesting, and more. Over time, your feelings of hope may turn into feelings of hopelessness, if all your work ends without conception. Take Mother’s Day for a spin this year and plan a romantic date just for the two of you. Depending on where you live, options may be limited due to the lockdown, but you can still arrange a picnic lunch in your yard, a bike ride together, or an indoor candlelight dinner and a movie. The stress relief may be just what you need to break the infertility cycle.
Celebrate your mother and all the mothers that matter most to you
Mother’s Day does not have to be a reminder of something you just cannot achieve – it can be a celebration of all the women who have helped you be the person you are today. Plan a Zoom date, a long phone call, or send a handwritten card and turn the negative feelings associated with Mother’s Day into positive feelings of celebration.
Brighten the day of a Mom who is alone
There are mothers who never see the beauty of Mother’s Day because they are forgotten. While Mother’s Day may seem like the worst day on earth because you have been trying to conceive with no luck, it's also a challenge to be a mother who is forgotten every year, and that's where you can help boost teh heart of a mom who needs it. Send a dozen roses or a single rose to the mothers who have dedicated their lives to their children but are spending the day alone. A friendly and heartfelt wish goes a long way to an elderly mom stuck home alone.
Helping others helps you
While Mother’s Day can be difficult if have been trying to conceive or are struggling with infertility, it's important to try to remain optimistic in your journey. Remember, the day is all about celebrating women – women who have kids, women who raise kids, and women who play an important part in the life of kids, even if they have no children of their own. There are mothers all over the world who have no biological children and mothers in your neighborhood with no one to celebrate with. Take a fresh look at the holiday and try to make the best day you can from it.