With Mother’s Day around the corner, for those suffering with fertility problems or childlessness, the two words may hang heavy on the heart. For months in advance the shops are filled with cards and gifts, which can often seem overwhelming. So what must Mother’s Day feel like you’re a woman who’s hope of having a child never came? In a discussion with two sufferers and advocates of infertility, Lesley Pyne and Kate Brain, they speak about their feelings related to the widespread phenomenon of infertility.
It’s from experience, and vantage point that Lesley shares her Mother’s Day coping strategies for women without children.’It’s not a day I grieve, but it’s a day I tend to want to ignore’, says Lesley.
Lesley Pyne is a well-known figure within the infertility community, sharing advice and tips on how to deal with Mother’s Day you can find her website here. Joined by Lesley is UK Infertility Advocate, Kate Brain,
‘I underestimated how family orientated our society is, and it’s not until you aren’t a part of that, that you realize.’
To find out more about Kate’s support groups head over to her website which you can find here.
Below you can listen to Lesley and Kate's views on Mother's Day: