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Oklahoma Infertility Support
After you have been diagnosed with infertility, you may feel as if you are alone. Many people with infertility have difficulty sharing their feelings and their struggles with their family, friends, or even with their partner. However, keeping those feelings bottled up may cause even more stress in your life.
It is common for people going through fertility treatments to feel as if they are on an emotional roller coaster, plunging from one emotion to the next. You may feel depressed, sad, or hopeless one day, only to feel anger the next. These emotions are very common, but if you feel like these feelings consume your everyday life, you may want to consider making an appointment with an infertility therapist or counselor.
Infertility Therapists in Oklahoma
Seeing an infertility therapist can help you manage all the emotions that come from an infertility diagnosis and the subsequent fertility treatments. Your infertility therapist has been specially trained to help you deal with the unique struggles that come with this aspect of your life. At your sessions, you will learn how to cope with grief, manage your stress, and express your feelings to those important in your life.
The following Oklahoma infertility therapists are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM):
- Stephanie Lane-Hicks
- Carol Mathison
Infertility Therapy Session
Before you choose an infertility therapist, you may want to schedule a consultation to see if you feel comfortable with him or her. Because you will be sharing a lot of personal information with your infertility therapist, it is important that you feel comfortable with the therapist and the environment there.
Your infertility therapist may recommend one-on-one sessions or couples sessions. Sometimes you will have a combination of the two. Other times, your infertility therapist may recommend group meetings, so you can share your experiences with others in similar situations.
At your infertility therapy session, your therapist will encourage you to discuss the ways your infertility diagnosis and fertility treatments have affected your life. Your infertility therapist knows that infertility has far-reaching affects, and will encourage you to talk about your relationship with your partner, friends, and family members, as well as how it has affected your work and social life. You will also be encouraged to talk about the financial implications and stresses of your fertility treatments.
Both partners are encouraged to attend these infertility support sessions, even if only one is actually receiving fertility treatments. This is important because it provides a unified front, and allows each partner to learn more about how the other is feeling about the situation. Your infertility therapist will help you learn ways to communicate more effectively and have your own needs be heard.