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When you or your partner has been diagnosed with infertility, you may find yourself going through a wide variety of emotions. It's common to feel angry, sad, anxious, guilty--or any combination of the above. It can be helpful to understand that the road to fertility treatments can be a stressful, tense experience, it's perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed every once and awhile.

However, if these feelings of sadness, hopelessness or depression become overwhelming and begin to take over every aspect of your life, you may benefit from seeing an infertility therapist. Infertility therapists are specially trained to help you through the emotional struggles that come with an infertility diagnosis.

Montana Infertility Support

Infertility therapists help you manage the variety of feelings that may come up after you have been diagnosed with infertility and as you begin your fertility treatments. They can help you cope with grief, manage stress, and learn more positive ways to communicate with your partner.

Currently, there are no infertility therapists in Montana who are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. If you are interested in seeing an infertility therapist, a helpful starting place would be at your fertility clinic. Your fertility doctor, or other fertility professionals on staff such as nurses, can recommend an infertility therapist in the area.

Attending an Infertility Therapy Session

Just as you would schedule a consultation with a fertility doctor before you become her patient, it is also important to get a sense of your infertility therapist before your first session. Because you will be speaking about such personal issues, it is vital you feel comfortable with your therapist.

Your sessions may vary depending on your infertility therapist. Some prefer one-on-one sessions, while others like to meet with you and your partner together. Others use a combination of session types, and may also encourage you to attend group meetings so you can share your experiences with people in similar situations.

Even if both partners aren't actually receiving fertility treatments, attending together can be a helpful measure. This not only shows support and a unified front for the person undergoing treatment, but it also gives the other person an opportunity to let their own feelings be heard. Infertility can often be hard on relationships--you may find yourselves fighting about money spent on them, or you may feel lonely and isolated--so this can help you communicate your feelings, expectations, and concerns more effectively.

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