Do you feel like a failure because your body is not working properly?
Are you starting to wonder if you’ll EVER get pregnant?
Does it seem like everyone around you is pregnant?
Has trying to get pregnant started to consume your life?
If you are struggling with infertility, you are not alone.
You may feel anger, shame, or embarrassment.
You may harbor resentment toward your partner or be worried your partner will resent you.
You may feel helpless or like the situation is out of your control.
You may feel frustrated that doctors cannot find a physical explanation for your infertility.
Infertility can lead to high levels of stress and anxiety. You may even experience depression, all of which can REDUCE your chances of getting pregnant!
Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss
If you’ve experienced a miscarriage, you need a time and place to grieve. This is one of the most difficult losses to work through because most people in your life do not know you’re hurting. On the outside you look normal, but on the inside, you may feel crushed, devastated, or incomplete.
Infertility impacts your relationships.
You may have noticed your partner is not as upset as you. He or she may be ready to consider other options, but you’re not there yet. You may be struggling to “put on a happy face” at work or with friends. Friends and relatives in whom you have confided may not want to hear about it anymore. In counseling, you will never have to hide how you feel.
You are not the only one.
1 out of 8 couples experience difficulty starting a family, and it can be a shocking blow, especially if you’ve always dreamed of having a baby. No one expects to have infertility.
Counseling can help.
Get control of your life while you continue to explore paths to parenthood. You can learn techniques to manage stress and anxiety, which will increase your chances of getting pregnant.
If you would like to connect with me and hear more about how I can help, request a FREE 10-minute phone consultation.