Dealing with Depression /Anxiety/Anger
For most couples, infertility is more than just a physical condition. A diagnosis of infertility often carries intense emotional and social burdens as well. Infertile couples commonly experience anger and frustration, loss of control, isolation from friends and family, depression, and grief. These emotions may at times feel overwhelming.
Pregnancy loss particularly after experiencing infertility is an extremely upsetting experience. Often there is a long grieving process after suffering through a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.
Coping with Family and Friends
One of the biggest challenges facing infertility is relating and communicating with friends and family. Decisions often need to be made about being private or public around fertility issues.
Maneuvering Work and Medical Appointments
Juggling work schedules and medical appointments can be disruptive – essentially, you are trying to balance your career while “baby making”. Balancing work schedules while undergoing time consuming treatments often creates difficulty with a boss or colleagues
Infertility is a couple’s problem, not an individuals’. The emotional impact of infertility can be extremely stressful on relationships. Many couples find their coping skills challenged. We can help increase your satisfaction with:
Dealing with family/friends
Understanding why men and women react differently during the fertility process
Mind/Body Techniques & Stress Management
Emotional wellbeing has a powerful effect on physical health. The reduction of stress may increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Stress management tools
Couples with secondary infertility experience many of the same feelings and challenges that accompany primary infertility. This is often a misunderstood condition. There is often less social support which causes additional distress.
Decision making can be confusing and at times overwhelming. Often before choosing options, there are many concerns. Medical technology is always advancing with new reproductive procedures. Sometimes couples decide to end treatment and want assistance exploring adoption or child-free living.