Alice Rose on Why Coping with Infertility is NOT Just Down to You

A guest post from the fabulous Alice Rose ( on why coping with infertility is not just down to you. It includes some of the dooshy (love that word!) things that people say to you to ‘help fix’ your fertility and how the Think What Not To Say campaign can help educate others to support us whilst we are struggling through the struggle.

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5 things not to say to an infertile woman (or risk a punch in the face)

Given the distress and emotional angst that it causes, why are people so insensitive when talking about infertility to those who are suffering? 

I’m positive no harm is intended and that the authors of these comments may find it difficult to appreciate the inappropriateness.  In fact, they would probably be mortified to realise that their comments caused pain.  So let me help you out.  For any readers that have never suffered with fertility problems and don’t know what to say,  steer away from the comments in Part A and focus on those in Part B. You don't want to add more hurt to a suffering soul.

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