No matter how good intentioned they are, all of us in the fertility world have heard insensitive comments from people who could have said things a better way (see: http://fertility.org/xfa-groups-group/the-stupid-things-people-say-to-you-about-infertility.11/group-detail).
I wanted to start this thread to hear your opinions on appropriate and inappropriate fertility terms.
Here’s some examples to start us off:
“Who is it?” (when asking if it’s the male or female reproductive issue)
N/A (not appropriate to pry about this)
“You can just adopt!”
I’m sure you’ve thought about several options to grow your family. Are you pursuing any of the alternative options at this time?
“When are you going to have kids?”
What are your opinions on an appropriate way for people to ask this?
Thank you for your input! My goal is to put together a document of these suggestions, so we can educate our family and friends, and save our hearts from falling in our stomachs when people don’t think before they speak. :oops: