“Married for so long – still no good news?”
“Have you two seen a fertility specialist yet?”
“Have you tried tracking BBT?”
“Oh this baby is the best thing that happened to me. When are you going to have one?”
“It’s your career, isn’t it? You’ll regret putting off babies for careers. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
It can be quite distressing if you want to claim your progeny but haven’t been blessed with any. Who needs all the extra pressure and nosy questions, right?
Some of us want to be productive with what we have, regardless of what we don’t have.
From what we’ve heard, it seems like childlessness is a growing problem that leads to emotionally, socially and spiritually unproductive cycles. We would like to learn more about the challenges faced by childless couples and their unique coping strategies, and subsequently, present our findings and tips in an article for the benefit of the ummah.
There are two ways to contribute to this discussion:
1- If you are currently experiencing a similar situation or know someone who does, please leave us a comment below to share your thoughts. Tell us how do you deal with it.
2- If you are married and facing childlessness and would like to contribute to this effort more in depth, you can help us by filling out this short survey here.
It’s completely anonymous. The questions in the survey are intended to help us create beneficial resources for those in need. We realize this is a sensitive subject, we highly appreciate and value your experiences and your contributions. Insha’Allah, with more/better understandings, we can educate ourselves and those around us and learn how to best deal with inevitable situations productively.