Whether you’re looking forward to it or not, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. The hearts, cupids, boxes of chocolates and roses can be enough to make anyone sick if they’re not particularly excited about celebrating Valentine’s Day. But if you’re in the middle of fertility treatments, dealing with the expenses and the feeling of anxiety, it can be even worse. Many people feel a lot of pressure to up the romance on Valentine’s Day, but if you’re dealing with infertility, romance might be the last thing on your mind. Instead of dreading this holiday, take this day as a reminder of your love for each other and forget about the doctor visits. There are many things you can do to take the pressure out of Valentine’s Day so you and your partner can simply enjoy being with one another.

Here are three ways to enjoy this holiday without letting infertility getting in the way:

No baby talk. On this particular day, make it a point to refrain from talking about your infertility, and anything related to it. Focus instead on you and your partner as a couple.

Go on a date. Make plans to go to a place that is lighthearted and fun. Dinner, a movie, or even just getting frozen yogurt can be a relaxing and fun way to celebrate and spend time together.

Remind each other of why you first fell in love. Reminisce about the time you first met, where you went on your first date, and the first time you kissed. Give affirmations about why you love each other.

This day doesn’t need to be a reminder of infertility. It needs to be a reminder of how much you love and support one another. Take this Valentine’s Day to spend time alone together without talking about infertility. You may end up finding that it’s your favorite holiday, as long as you make it about you and your partner, and spend some time just being together and focusing on your relationship. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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