Talking about fertility problems, assisted fertilization, is certainly easier today than a few years ago, even if it is a topic that is still difficult to deal with, many couples do not confide in either family or friends. Why ? Because in the end infertility represents a sort of taboo especially in Italy, where the choices of building non “traditional” families are still viewed with a certain suspicion.
Many couples often experience their condition in isolation, a situation that can emotionally worsen their journey.
Also for this reason here on periodofertile.it for more than 10 years we have created a forum where women who are looking for a natural pregnancy or who are facing a path of assisted fertilization, can talk to each other without filters. Not only that, they also have the opportunity to share their parenting journey with other women who are experiencing the same condition. Feeling understood and being able to exchange experiences helps a lot in dealing with a process that can be exhausting not only from an emotional point of view but also from a physical and often economic point of view.
Those who have never dealt with infertility directly or indirectly are unable to understand what a couple is going through when faced with the problem.
Indeed they often hammer the couple with questions like:
“What are you waiting for to have a child?“”When will you have me a grandchild?“
Or with statements like: “But, yes, trust me: the less you think about it, the easier it is to conceive! I tell you that I have 3 children ... “
So much so that often couples have to “justify” not having children yet!
Although one in five couples find it difficult to conceive, talking about this topic tends to lift a veil of discomfort and prejudice around those who dream of having a baby.
For all those who are faced with fertility problems there are associations, and sites like ours that provide useful information. But that’s not enough.
We need more media space, we need more institutional initiatives, so events such as the one organized for 2021 in Milan are also welcome.
A dream called Bebè is the first event in Italy dedicated to couples and people who want to find out about fertility-infertility and reproductive and parenting possibilities that are accessible today, in order to make a decision as calm and aware as possible for their project familiar!