Hi ladies. My sister in law is 33 and will be having IVF in 3 weeks. I I know I don't need to explain to you all how emotional and difficult this road has been for her. I am here to ask for advice in supporting her. I should have done this earlier but although she is generally a very open person and we get along well, she has been very closed about her struggle, mostly for the obvious reason that it is just really hard for her to talk about. She came out and told the family a couple weeks ago that they would be attempting IVF next month. I love her and I just want to support her in the best and most thoughtful way possible.
To complicate things in some way, I am currently pregnant with #2 and have been very lucky not go through the same struggles. She has been very very wonderful and asks me about my pregnancy, the new baby, and loves playing with her nephew. I try to be conscious of what she is going through, but I'm not sure the right things to say or do - if anything at all. I know how anxious I have been at the beginning of my pregnancies (I have had one mc), and I can only imagine how difficult the next few weeks will be for her with the anticipation, praying for a bfp, and then the uncertainty of early pregnancy. If there is anything I can do to be a supportive and loving sister in law, I will!
I think I am starting to ramble, but I am just hoping that some BTDT mamas or those who can relate will offer their honest advice. TIA!