Your thoughts

Below is a list of common thoughts for people who are struggling to conceive. Do you ever have these thoughts?

  • I will never have a/another child.
  • People who have children are so much happier than those who don't.
  • I will never be truly satisfied or happy unless I have (more) children.
  • When I have a (another) child everything will be perfect.
  • I must have done something wrong in the past.
  • Being a mother is the only way to be a real woman.
  • I am a failure.
  • I am missing out on an experience that can't be replaced by anything else.
  • Of all people, why is this happening to me?
  • No matter how hard I try, my body fails me.
  • My partner would be better off without me (or me without them).
  • I am so alone - no one understands.
  • There are so many bad parents. It's not fair that some people have kids and don't even appreciate them
  • I waited too long
  • God is punishing me
  • I didn't take care of my body