NIAW: How to Support Loved Ones with Infertility

An infertility diagnosis can be very difficult for a person or a couple. Feelings of discouragement, loneliness, and uncertainty can be extremely isolating. Being the friend, or the brother, or the mother of someone experiencing infertility can be daunting: what do I say? How do I help?

Today, we encourage you to #StartAsking what is helpful for you to say to your loved one facing infertility, and what should be avoided completely. One place to start is with Rachel Gurevich on about.com: 12 Things Not to Say to Someone with Infertility and How Can I Support a Friend with Infertility?

Have you had a friend who really did a great job supporting you? What did they do or say? Or have you had some well-meaning but terrible comments? Please leave your experiences in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter @trachmanlaw.