Fathers Day is a celebration of Fatherhood, honoured all over the world. A day set aside to pay tribute to our Father’s and Grandfather’s. Infertility can cast a dark cloud over this joyous celebration.
What should be such a joyful day, can be a source of pain for those struggling with infertility. We often consider the emotional difficulty women face, when struggling to conceive and carry a healthy baby. But males are often overlooked.
The truth is that there are many men who are just as keen to have children as women.
For these men, Fathers Day can be an emotional time. For week’s leading up, we are flooded with images of happy fathers and children all over TV, billboards and magazines. This can be a difficult reminder of what remains out of reach.
Be grateful for each other
Spend time with your partner. Be thankful for the love and support you share and the wonderful bond that keeps you together, despite life’s challenges.
Look at how far you’ve come
You may not have reached your goal yet, but reflect on the journey. The difficulties you have already overcome, the challenges you have faced together and the emotional strength it’s taken to get where you are today.
Whether in the form of a gift, an indulgence or simply spending time doing what you enjoy. Reward yourself today.
Infertility can be isolating. It’s important to remember you’re not alone. Make sure you reach out for support when you need. Whether this be your partner, friends and family or a fertility specialist. You are not alone in your fertility struggles. Although you may feel invisible on such a family centred day, 1 in 6 couples are facing the same struggle.