Category Archives: Infertility

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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How Men Cope with Infertility and How to Help Them

Many couples come to me for therapy to help them cope with the stress of infertility. When struggling with this issue, society tends to focus on the woman’s feelings, while the man is often forgotten. This is likely because men … Continue reading

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How to Forgive

How can you forgive your husband for cheating?  Your wife for lying to you?  Your body for not cooperating and achieving pregnancy? Forgiveness is a key ingredient when it comes to moving past suffering.  Holding on to a grudge and … Continue reading

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Coping with Infertility

Recently, Giuliana Rancic shared her very private struggle with infertility with readers of USA Today.  Stories by people in the public eye who struggle with anxiety, depression and infertility can bring comfort to many who read their words. We realize … Continue reading

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Communication and Infertility

You’ve been trying to conceive a baby for some time and still you are not pregnant. You worry that something may be wrong.  Sometimes, this is the most difficult stage in the process of dealing with infertility – just admitting … Continue reading

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