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Learning to love Mother's Day

By Kate Davies, RN, BSc(Hons), FP Cert - Fertility Nurse

For those of you living in the UK, you’ll be aware that Mothering Sunday occurs in late March. Additionally, Mother's Day in the USA is May, as it is in Canada and some parts of Europe. I suspect, when this time of year comes around, you feel a sense of dread. For many it will be yet another year when your arms feel empty and your longing for a baby to fill this empty space is intensified.
 
However, this year, I challenge you to think differently about Mother’s Day; I want you to learn to love it for totally different reasons and I want you to turn the idea of Mother’s Day on its head. I want you to flip it, and here's how: think of this day as not just for mothers, there are many different ways you can learn to accept Mother’s Day without being a mother yet yourself.
 
 

 
Try and think of Mother's Day for the 'mother-to-be', the ones still trying.
 
Also, try and think of this day as celebrating your own mother or rejoicing in your strong, female friendships. Make it a day about loving the strong bond you have with all the special women in your life who continue to support you through difficult times.
 
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It’s okay to shed a few tears, and it’s absolutely fine to avoid the crowds and families out for Sunday lunch, if that’s what you need to do to get through. However you choose to mark this day, and whomever you choose to spend it with, just make this day not all about ‘mothers’ but about you too.
 
Try not to be defined by your current difficulties in conceiving and remember that you are special too, and Sunday is a day to remember that. Treat yourself: the possibilities are endless.
 

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