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Iowa Infertility Support
Infertility treatments can bring with them both physical and emotional challenges. Throughout the course of your treatment, you may find yourself on an emotional roller coaster, feeling sad or depressed one day, only to feel angry and guilty the next. You may also find your relationship begin to waver, especially if you and your partner disagree on the extent of the fertility treatments.
All of these emotional reactions are perfectly normal, and extremely common. However, if these feelings begin to interfere with everyday life, you may benefit from seeing an infertility therapist.
Infertility Therapists in Iowa
Infertility therapists are specially trained to deal with the specific challenges that come with fertility treatments. They can teach you ways to manage your feelings, cope with grief, and work towards making positive changes in your life.
The following infertility therapist is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and works with patients in Iowa.
- Stacey Pawlak, Ph.D.
Infertility Therapy Sessions
Your infertility therapy sessions may vary depending on the style of the therapist you choose. Because of this, it is helpful schedule a consultation with infertility therapists to see if they would be a good fit for you before you schedule a session.
You may meet with your infertility therapists one-on-one, in couples counseling with your partner, or in group support. Some therapists prefer a mix of these types of sessions.
At your session, your infertility therapist will encourage you to speak about the ways in which infertility has affected your life. You will be encouraged to speak about relationships, work stress, and financial difficulties.
Even if only one partner is undergoing physical fertility treatments, it is important for both to seek counseling. This can help couples navigate through a stressful situation, and learn how to communicate more effectively. Men in particular should be encouraged to attend these sessions. While they may originally feel uncomfortable doing so, these sessions can provide a helpful outlet for their own fears and insecurities.