Festive times are milestones that can be difficult for many reasons. Stress comes when our thoughts and feelings are out of synch with the actions we are taking. This can be particularly true over the festive season when there is considerable pressure to appear outwardly happy despite inner turmoil. We have created a series of blogs giving various coping strategies.
Some support ahead of Christmas
Posted - November 19, 2019
Coping with Christmas: Well-meaning relatives
Posted - December 24, 2018
Coping with Christmas: Manage your emotional blood pressure
Posted - December 22, 2018
Coping with Christmas: Make your own family traditions
Posted - December 20, 2018
Coping with Christmas: Dealing with friends’ good news
Posted - December 18, 2018
Coping with Christmas: Writing can help
Posted - December 17, 2018
Coping with Christmas series: Care for yourself
Posted - December 14, 2018
How the fertility support group helped me to cope with Christmas
Nicci had 3 IVF attempts and 2 miscarriages before finding joy with Gabriella - now celebrating her 4th birthday - and little Isabella.
Nicci explains how she coped with the fear of a further miscarriage, she would tell herself: ‘I’m pregnant but it doesn’t mean I’m having a baby.’ The two things were not connected in my mind. That was the only way I could get through it. If someone asked me when the baby was due I would shrug it off and change the subject."
Now she writes: "Thank you Bourn Hall! Gabriella turned 4 this month and we will be forever grateful. 😊
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She writes: 'Thank you to all of the amazing staff at Colchester. Our little miracle Daphne turned one on 5th January. There is no words that can ever describe how thankful I am, or how lucky I feel every single day being her mummy. Thank you so much ❤️
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