Trying to conceive?
Deciding to start a family can be one of the happiest, most exciting times in you and your partner’s lives. It’s the start of a long road filled with some hard work, a lot of joy and no shortage of laughter. Which can make it that much more distressing when you find yourselves having trouble conceiving. The first and most important thing to do is not to blame yourselves.
There are dozens of reasons that a couple might find conceiving to be difficult and the last thing that you want to do is to let it affect the way you see yourselves and each other. It might be a difficult time, but the best way to get through it is together. But it’s also important to remember that just because you’re not able to conceive naturally, that doesn’t mean you’ve run out of options. Here are three alternatives to conceiving naturally that you and your partner may want to try.
A lot of people feel nervous at the idea of IVF as an option for helping them conceive. They tend to feel as though it’s somehow unnatural or a sign that you’re not able to do things “the right way.” That’s simply not true. IVF is a wonderful development that helps families who might not otherwise be able to conceive every single day. It may well be the perfect option for you as well.
One of the most wonderful things about adoption is that it doesn’t just bring joy into your lives. Not only does it allow you and your partner to raise a child and mold them into a strong, independent person. You also have the opportunity to do something wonderful for a child who really needs you. Whether you want to adopt a baby or want to offer a home to an older child, choosing to adopt is one of the most magical, selfless things that a person can do.
Similar to adoption, becoming a foster carer is another fantastic way to offer care, love, and support to children who really need it. Rather than taking in a child for the rest of their life, you can take them in for shorter periods of time, until they’re ready to move on to somewhere more permanent. This means that, at a time when a lot of children might feel alone and lack support, you will be there to offer them a safe, caring space when they need it most. Another great thing about fostering is that there is sometimes the option to adopt a child if you create a strong bond and it’s something both you, and they truly want.
The most important thing to remember is that, if you’re having difficulties conceiving, that doesn’t mean that there’s something wrong with you. It’s often all too easy to get into the idea that you’re somehow “supposed” to be able to have a baby easily and that’s simply not true. However things happen, the key is making sure that your family is as loved and happy as possible.