You are struggling to get pregnant.
Your doctor has just referred you to a Reproductive Endocrinologist and you don’t know what to expect. You feel scared and overwhelmed.
You have gone through miscarriage or loss.
You worry about EVERYTHING and just can’t seem to slow your racing thoughts down.
You feel DISCONNECTED from your partner and worry how you will get through this together,
You are questioning your IDENTITY if you can’t get pregnant.
You blame yourself.
Your friends can’t relate to what you are going through.
You sometimes think:
“Will I ever get pregnant?”
“What is wrong with me?”
“Maybe I am not meant to be a mother?”
“Why can everyone else get pregnant and not me”
“Will my partner leave me if I can’t have a baby?”
“What is my identity if I can’t be a mother?”
“What are my options if I can’t get pregnant?”
Most women dream of getting pregnant and having a baby. We hope when we are ready to start trying, pregnancy comes easily. When this doesn’t happen, it can feel frustrating, scary and overwhelming. You feel like a failure. Somehow, your body isn’t doing it’s job. It can all feel like TOO MUCH!
Infertility is defined as a the inability for a couple to conceive after one year. It is estimated that 10-15% of couples struggle with infertility. The number of couples seeking infertility treatment has increased dramatically due to the development of new and more successful treatment options for infertility, increasing awareness of infertility treatment , and couples waiting until later in life to start families. The stress related to infertility can often lead to depression, anxiety, anger, marital issues, sexual dysfunction and social isolation.
Couples often feel a sense of loss as a result of infertility. It is normal to feel frustrated and sometimes take those feelings out on each other. Our hope is to help bring couples together during this challenging time!
Do you find yourself:
- Feeling guilt and shame
- Not wanting to be around your friends with kids or that are pregnant
- Not having hope for the future
- Feeling angry or irritable
- Struggling to get out of bed or not being able to sleep at all
- Feeling disconnected from your partner
- Isolating yourself from family & friends
- Not feeling like “yourself” and not enjoying the things that you used to love
- Struggling to manage your emotions
- Frustrated with physical and emotional symptoms related to your treatments
We understand how isolating and overwhelming infertility can be. We are here to support you!
Our therapists help you identify the roadblocks you are facing and provide support and guidance. We support both you and your partner, helping to navigate through the complex and overwhelming journey of infertility.
Counseling for infertility can help:
- Decrease stress and increase your chances of getting pregnant
- Teach you tools to manage the overwhelm and stress related to infertility
- Feel more connected to your partner
- Reduce worry and help you be more present in your life
- Provide support and validation of the challenges of infertility
- Prioritize your own self-care and find balance
- Reduce physical symptoms related to infertility treatment
- Connect you to a tribe of other women and couples struggling with infertility
At Passages, we use a combined approach of effective strategies to help support you through infertility. We tailor our treatment based on your needs and use a blend of evidenced-based modalities to help including: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).
We understand how isolating and overwhelming infertility can be. We are here to help support you!