OMG - I'm cracking up here. I'm reading an article my RE wrote and posted about dealing with the holidays and infertility (specifically it's about Thanksgiving but applies just as well to Christmas in my household).
Some favorite quotes:
1. Don’t offer to have the Thanksgiving dinner at your house. Offer to bring the veggie tray and hummus to the host house (hey, they don’t need the calories either!). Pick the place with the fewest pregnant women attending.I my RE.At the dinner, fill your plate as follows: half of the plate should be veggies (no, not the green bean casserole with fried onions and mushroom soup or the sweet potatoes and marshmallows). A quarter of the plate should be turkey, an eighth potatoes with gravy and taste portions of cranberries (unless unsweetened) and stuffing. Remember alcohol consumption is not recommended with attempts at conception (plus, not imbibing will keep you from telling off your promiscuous 3rd cousin who has 3 different baby fathers).
But I have to say, his advice sounds pretty Paleo/Primal. DH approves.
Link to the whole article: http://www.ivftucson.com/blog/2011/1...k-turkey-66212