A blog by Neway Fertility
Infertility comes with many emotions. Hidden emotions of infertility are a common struggle and many couples often find themselves dealing with and feeling like they have no one to talk to. Should you keep those emotions hidden or should you openly share your struggle? Self-esteem, depression and stress are the three most common emotions and addressing them during this emotional roller coaster is proven to help you work through infertility and the struggle with this disease
A blog by Amira Posner, Healing Infertility, June 9, 2016
A growing number of women are turning to mindfulness and meditation techniques to help them de-stress, relax and move through the infertility experience with more ease. I know from first hand experience the benefits of the mind body approach. I was blessed to have discovered this method and and have it work so successfully. I have seen this same result in other women and am confident in saying this can be a very useful tool for women who suffer from infertility, and the stress and anxiety that comes with it.
A blog by Andrea Braverman, PhD, Reproductive Medicine Associates at Jefferson, April 1, 2015
Recent research has been conflicted about the role of anxiety and depression in pregnancy outcome. Some studies looking at Mind-Body programs have shown women to have higher pregnancy rates who did the course compared to those who were simply on a wait list. Other larger analyses of studies have not shown much improvement.
A blog by Lisa Newton, March 10, 2015
Infertility can make a mess of your emotions. You might feel anger, sadness, hope, and despair- all in the same day! Add some infertility drugs to the mix and you might feel them all in the same hour! A trained therapist an help you explore your emotions and deal with them in a healthy way.
a blog by Maya Moskin, October 17, 2014
My husband Noah and I have learned a lot during our four years dealing with infertility and various treatments, and I can honestly say our relationship is stronger and our communication is better for it. But that doesn’t mean it was always an easy road. When two people are frustrated, confused, and broke and asked to make some pretty big sacrifices for a chance at having a family, it can be really challenging. Add a violent cocktail of hormones to one of those two people and you’ve got yourself a potential disaster. Here are a few things Noah and I did to whether the storm so we could come out the other side still smiling, and still holding hands.
Sounds counter-productive, doesn't it? Counter-intuitive? Like the last thing you want to do when you are trying to get pregnant, right? Every month, day - and for the love of God - every second is critical. Isn't it?
A blog by Amira Posner, Healing Infertility, July 9, 2015
Some couples are able to embrace the idea of using donor eggs and move more quickly through the process, while others are not quite ready to entertain the thought, feeling more resistance. In my role as a fertility counsellor, I help these couples to recognize and focus on their ultimate overall goal: to have a child. It is often the journey of moving through different, unsuccessful treatments that leads to the donor egg option. Understanding the implications associated with donor conception is imperative. Getting connected to others who have gone through it themselves can also be helpful.
I have a lovely client who has had an incredibly difficult time becoming a mom. She gets pregnant easily but loses each pregnancy somewhere along the way. Her losses include early ones and late ones, an ectopic and a third trimester loss. I’ve heard many painful stories in my decades as an infertility counselor, but hers is among the most challenging. And so it makes me all the sadder to hear her say that one of the hardest parts of her experience is “seeing the mean side of myself.”
A blog by Anne Belden, MS, PCC, March 13, 2015
What can you do to manage the effects of infertility-related stress when trying to conceive? Learn how to elicit the Relaxation Response - the body's inborn capacity to reduce stress.