If you've experienced infertility for any length of time, you've likely felt a loss of control, anger, confusion and perhaps the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.
Infertility is intense on all levels. The emotional intensity that comes with infertility is often underestimated. The stress level of women experiencing infertility has been proven to be on par with those experiencing a cancer diagnosis. So, you aren't crazy! You aren't overreacting. You are trying to live in world where everyone seems to be pregnant, and willing to give you ridiculous ideas about how to get pregnant. Call me and we can work on the often overlooked emotional implications of infertility.
I have both personal and clinical experience with infertility and it's emotional implications. Together we will make difficult decisions about treatment options, and provide a safe space to work through the changes in your relationships that have been impacted by infertility. And, most importantly, honor and explore the grief and loss of not having things go the way you expected.
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Comprehensive List of Resources and Support: Provided by the Utah Fertility Center. And another list, focused on the $$$$ side of Fertility treatment.
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Coping strategies to navigate the holidays while dealing with infertility.
A letter to my husband...
A letter written by a participant in the Finding Peace Infertility Support Group. Maybe you'll relate.
Infertility Testing and Treatment: How do you know when enough is? Making a decision to stop treatment, or move towards another path of family building is often fraught with anxiety. Find ways to manage it here.
Infertility requires a changing dynamic in friendships. Dealing with infertility is difficult enough, then you have to learn to navigate it within the context of your family and friends. Here are some suggestions.
Infertility and Father's Day: Impact of Infertility on Men.
Emotional Aspects of Infertility
A resource to make sense of the "crazy-making" feelings you are having.