Fertility Support - Counseling
For those dealing with infertility, a negative pregnancy test month after month brings difficult emotions and stress like few other life experiences. Infertility is hard and you may feel all alone with your pain. The truth is that you are not alone and there are people out there that want to help you.
If you are having problems getting pregnant and need help coping with infertility, it may be time to seek help from specially trained professionals. Start by talking to your doctor, especially if you are feeling depressed or anxious. Fertility doctors understand your intense pain and may be able to offer some comfort. If you are actively seeking fertility treatments, your fertility clinic may even offer onsite counseling services. Ask your clinic for details.
Talk about your feelings
If your sadness or stress is overwhelming, or prevents you from participating in normal daily activities, make an appointment with an infertility counselor. Infertility counselors can help you gain control over your emotional stress and feelings of sadness or grief associated with infertility. These counselors are specially trained experts that offer emotional support to those dealing with infertility. Many of these therapists have experienced the struggles of infertility themselves and can help you learn new ways to cope with infertility and get support when making difficult fertility treatment decisions.
Don't suffer alone
Above all, let your close friends and family know how hard this is for you. They may be empathic and may offer suggestions on people to talk to, like counselors or psychiatrists.
This journey can be highly emotional. We want you to know that you are not alone and you can find ways to manage your stress in healthy ways.