Coping with Added Holiday Stress

holiday-stress11[1]The holidays, although a joyous time to spend with family and friends, can be stressful, even under the best of circumstances.  Couples who are on their fertility journey can have the further pressure of dealing with emotional and financial stressors, in addition to the time commitment for treatment over an already busy season.  This could certainly take that anxiety level over the top.

At RHS, we understand that there are no magic words of wisdom or advice that will be helpful to each of our individual patients. But, we do want you to know we are here and ready to support you in whatever manner may best work for you.  Please link to past blogs Infertility and the Holidays by Dr. Kubik, and Remembering to be Thankful and Preparing for the Holidays, for tips we have offered in the past. Refer to Dr. Erb’s blog on Your Emotional Health for tips on dealing with stress as a couple.  RESOLVE also has links to offer assistance over the holiday season. We have links on our website to support groups and counselors if you feel these services may benefit you.

And remember, we are only a phone call or portal message away. You can contact us any time for help obtaining support services, for coping strategies or just to find encouragement and understanding from someone who understands your situation. Have beautiful and hopeful holiday season.

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