One in 5 couples experiences infertility, and nowadays many women choose to embark on fertility treatments to become mothers by choice. Infertility can take many forms including difficulty conceiving, pregnancy loss, or perhaps your family structure requires intervention (for example, LGBT individuals or single parents).
Fertility treatments are complex physically because everyone is different and reacts different to each medication and also because each treatment requires a series of little steps along the way which results are totally UNPREDICTABLE which makes the process a total emotional roller coaster. Fertility treatments are often described as lonely, anxiety-provoking, and scary. They often bring trauma, grief, and loss to bear as well. Doctors address the physical aspects of infertility, but the psychological side of it and its effects on our bodies and relationships is often neglected. The mind and the body are deeply intertwined. It is imperative to attend both the body and the mind during this time to achieve greater well being and have a higher possibility of success. I have vast experience professionally and personally with fertility and infertility. My husband and I went through 7 years of fertility treatments to have our second child, and it certainly was not a picnic. It was a really difficult process that brought much wisdom and learning. I know what it feels like to go through it, and I feel compelled to help women navigate this challenging time, so they can feel more at ease, in control, and clearer to make the best decisions along the way to ultimately fulfill their wish to become mothers.
What is therapy for infertility?
If you have been struggling with infertility for some time, you are most likely familiar with the medical support available. However, infertility affects more than your physical wellbeing. You may be experiencing feelings of grief, anger, anxiety, or hopelessness. The infertility struggle may also strain your relationship with your partner, family, or friends.
I work individually and with groups for infertility. A study from Harvard University Medical School found that group therapy and significantly increased the conception rate for women who had had trouble getting pregnant. Being able to share our inner journeys as well as feeling supported and deeply connected increases our chances to conceive.
In our therapy sessions, I can help you clarify what you want and navigate the route to achieving your parenting goals. Whether you want to have a child on your own with the help of a sperm donor, or are struggling with your partner to conceive, I can support you through your journey. I know first hand how important is to address the mind and spirit, as well as the physical body, during moments of conception. Doing it increases your chances of conceiving. Together we would focus on building fertile grounds to make your parenting goal a reality.
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Whether you are dealing with primary or secondary infertility, miscarriage, donor-assisted reproduction, surrogacy, or adoption, I can support you as you navigate through your fertility journey. For therapy for infertility, call me, or just fill out the contact form and press Send.“There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” —Nelson Mandela