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How to cope when your friend is pregnant and you're not

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22.08.2019

So, your friend is pregnant.

Her belly is swelling, she’s growing a child inside of her and she won’t stop sharing analogies of what size fruit it is each week.

She’ll be nauseous, happy, scared, emotional and hormonal (or a messy combination of all of the above) and for a little while – nine months, let’s say – this may be the main thing she wants to talk to you about.

If you’re straight up happy for your friend and have no issues with fertility or baby-making, then go ahead, enjoy this time with your mate.

However, if her pregnancy makes you feel vulnerable because you can’t have children yourself, are trying to get pregnant but struggling or because you’ve made the decision never to have children, then let’s talk this through.

Someone else’s pregnancy can be a tender thing if you have an accompanying baby-related issue to contend with. It’s going to be OK.

This can be a very precarious and emotional situation.

Maybe you’ve been trying to get pregnant a long while or just found out that you can’t have kids; that longing and grief is going to make it very difficult for you to be around someone who is pregnant.

A gorgeous woman I know is struggling with fertility and she’s had to quietly,........

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