Your world has turned completely upside down.
You've been planning for a baby. This was the right time in your life. But now there is this giant hurdle standing in your way. You never saw this coming and feel like you have no control over anything anymore.
If you have been experiencing fertility issues, know that you are not alone. 10 to 15% of couples experience infertility.
It can feel very isolating when you see your friends, coworkers, or family members announcing their pregnancies. You feel like everyone is getting pregnant and wonder when it will be your turn. You find yourself feeling jealous of your friends’ pregnancies or even angry.
Your feelings are valid.
How can therapy help me and do I even need it?
Maybe you don't know who you can talk to and count on for support. Family and friends can sometimes say things that are meant to be comforting but are actually hurtful.
Research shows that the emotional impact of a diagnosis of infertility is comparable to that of a life-threatening medical illness, such as cancer. Infertility is something you never anticipate and is shocking and upsetting, turning your world completely upside down.
Support is vital to your well-being at this time.
Therapy can be helpful in providing you with a safe place to express all the things that you can't say to your family or friends. You don't have to worry about anyone else's feelings or opinions. Together, we will work on finding ways to manage all the stress you are dealing with right now. You may need to skip a baby shower. You may need a response ready for questions about starting a family. Whatever is troubling you, we'll find solutions that work for you.
We are here to help
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