4. Remember that some churches ask mothers to stand during services to be recognized on Mother's Day. Ask your clergy to find a way to recognize women who are trying to become mothers, too.
5. Spend the day doing something you love - perhaps by enjoying a sport, hobby, movie or other activity that will engage you.
6. Honor your own efforts to become a mother or develop a strategy with your husband or partner to honor your efforts - perhaps by lighting a candle, planting a tree, wearing an angel pin or doing something else that is significant for you.
7. Avoid malls and other shopping centers right before Mother's Day when store displays and counters are loaded with items promoted as Mother's Day gifts.
8. Focus on the future and how you will achieve your goal of becoming a mother. Adoption is an option, but if properly treated, most women can become pregnant through advanced reproductive treatment, including in vitro fertilization (IVF) and in vitro fertilization using donor eggs.
Support groups can be extremely helpful for individuals grappling with the emotional effects of infertility. Ms. Martin facilitates a group for people interested in donor egg and a general infertility support group at Genetics & IVF Institute's principal clinic in Fairfax, VA. To learn more, please visit http://www.givf.com/patientsupport/counseling.cfm.
Founded in 1984, Genetics & IVF Institute provides expert diagnosis and an unparalleled range of treatments and services to overcome infertility, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor sperm, donor eggs, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and other techniques. GIVF has created more than 16,000 pregnancies worldwide.
|SOURCE Genetics & IVF Institute|
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