The month of May can be a very difficult time of year for some women. The second Sunday of May is Mother’s Day. A day that can trigger deep emotion, anguish, sorrow, and grief for those who want more than anything to add a child to their home.

Did you know the Sunday before Mother’s Day is Infertility Survival Day?

Beverly Barna, author of Infertility Sucks! Keeping it all together when sperm and egg stubbornly remain apart, founded National Infertility Survival Day in 2004. She wanted a day dedicated to those who survived infertility and to celebrate those currently struggling through infertility.

Even though the day has already passed for 2020, it is never too late to celebrate! If you’re currently facing infertility (or know someone who is), here are some ideas for you to do:

  • Picnic in the park with friends
  • A romantic walk with your spouse or significant other
  • Wine tasting or mix up your favorite martini
  • Buy flowers for yourself or your friend
  • A relaxing bubble bath
  • Start that new hobby you have been wanting to try
  • Cook a four-course meal
  • Go on a shopping spree
  • Dance it out!
  • Just smile and laugh (especially if you haven’t in a while)

For those facing infertility, Mother’s Day will always be hard. But though embryo adoption, many women were able to celebrate their first Mother’s Day as the ones being celebrated. To learn more about embryo adoption and donation, visit