How to help friends who are trying to conceive

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The latest research from PROCEIVE, along with Mummy Pages highlights how women feel when they are asked are they are trying for a baby. The hardest part of the conception journey reported by our mums-to-be is when people enquire if they are ‘trying’ or by reminding them that their biological ‘clock is ticking’ (33%), when their friends make their own baby announcements (31%), and seeing pregnant women (18%).  

Tips to help:

If your friend starts talking about trying for a baby, listen and make them feel you are interested. Only give advice if asked.

Then don’t keep asking them how are things going – they have confided in you and will continue to do so in their own time – look out for signs they want to talk.

Don’t minimise their thoughts – don’t say ‘there are worse things happening in the world’ – this is their world now.

Encourage them to relax and to enjoy their relationships – you can arrange relaxing things to do and arrange couples night out.


The PROCEIVE team