Category Archives: Infertility

COVID-19 and Infertility: When Your Plans Are Put on Hold

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, all “non-essential” activities and businesses were closed, and non-emergency medical services were suspended. While for some people this shut-down was nothing more than an inconvenience, for others it was devastating – including infertile … Continue reading

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Is a Fertility Support Group Right for You?

I work with couples struggling with infertility. Sometimes they eventually conceive and a child is born and sometimes not. My goal is to help them remain emotionally healthy as individuals and grow closer as a couple through the process of … Continue reading

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Relaxing into Infertility

Probably every infertile couple has heard it: “Relax! Stress causes infertility.” These words can be very painful to couples who have struggled with infertility for a long time. Still, the advice is good for a different reason—struggling with infertility can … Continue reading

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The Effect of Infertility Treatment on Your Mood and What You Can Do

If you’re struggling with infertility, you know the emotional roller coaster it takes you on. But fertility treatments may exacerbate mood swings and emotional stress, so be prepared to combat these symptoms in a healthy way.  How infertility treatments affect … Continue reading

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Pregnancy and Anxiety after Infertility

You’re finally pregnant after struggling with infertility; so why aren’t you full of joy? If you’re feeling anxious or numb, know that your reaction is common and natural after such a long period of stress. That said, there are ways … Continue reading

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Male Infertility – Facing the Feelings and What to Do

Infertility is a painful trial for many couples. In fact, many more couples than one would expect struggle with reduced fertility. Much focus is put on female infertility, but 1/3 of the time the issue is male infertility. Some causes … Continue reading

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Infertility: The Anxiety of Worst-Case Scenarios

A diagnosis of infertility usually causes emotional anguish, and for some couples, it can be devastating. The ability to “google” about infertility often makes things worse, causing the would-be parents to worry about things that don’t even apply in their … Continue reading

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Infertility and the Question “When Are You Going to Have Kids?”

The holidays are a time of get togethers with family and friends. These can be fun, but also stressful. I recently posted a blog to address dealing with stress when you have anxiety. Infertile couples endure their own kind of anxiety: … Continue reading

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Update on Infertility: Stress Has an Impact

I recently posted a blog about how depression and anxiety are linked to infertility. Depression and anxiety are stressful in themselves, but stress can come without them. And “ordinary” stress itself can affect your fertility. Stress has been on the … Continue reading

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Depression and Anxiety Associated with Fertility Problems

In the United States, an estimated 1 in 8 couples struggle with fertility issues. The sadness that naturally occurs when people find out they may not be able to have a biological child is significant and may lead to anxiety … Continue reading

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