How to Support Others
Those facing infertility need the full support and warm embrace of their family, friends and community. Oftentimes infertility leads to feelings of isolation and loneliness because the issue is not only a very intimate one, but because in many ways it differentiates them from others around them.
Yesh Tikva not only offers support for the 1 in 8 facing infertility, but also raises awareness and sensitivity to their family, friends and community at large. It takes a village to grow a family through infertility. Our goal is for the 1 in 8 to be surrounded by the support village they need during this time.
Below are links information, guides and resources we have prepared to help you be a better ally.
Worried about saying the wrong thing? Here are some tips to guide you in supporting others
How to be there for your child/grandchild while giving them the space they need
How to host a meal (virtually or in-person) where everyone feels emotionally included
Knowing that your joy impacts a friend in struggle and finding empathy
It means a lot to me to be able to be involved with Yesh Tikva – thank you for giving me the opportunity to be involved and to connect with others going through infertility.
– Tani Schwartz-Herman, Peer Mentor