Comments you've received

Here is a list of unhelpful comments that are commonly said to those trying to conceive.

  • Just relax - it will happen as soon as you stop trying
  • I have a friend who...
  • There is no need to rush into these things
  • Lot's of people have trouble getting pregnant. It's not a big deal.
  • Just have faith - it will happen for you eventually
  • There's no rush - trying is the fun part!
  • God has other plans for you
  • Have you thought about just adopting?
  • Kids are a pain, so be glad that you don’t have them
  • Kids are so expensive. Think of all the money you will save.
  • Having children isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
  • You’re not a real woman until you’re a mother
  • When are you going to give your parents some grandchildren?
  • You need to start thinking about your biological clock
  • Maybe you are doing something wrong
  • If you adopt you will get pregnant
  • Maybe it just wasn't meant to be
  • Infertility is nature's way of controlling the world's population

Do any strike you as particularly unhelpful? Take some time to think about how you might respond next time you hear any of these.

In the meantime, you may enjoy the article What NOT to say to someone struggling with infertility.