Infertility can be extremely distressing for any woman or couple to experience. Others around you become pregnant, leaving you feeling alone, sad, even insufficient. People keep asking when will you have kids, not knowing the extremely sensitive nature of that question. And, if you do decide to seek treatment or medication for help, those options come with many unknowns and anxieties.
If you are experiencing infertility, you might find it helpful to seek help from a mental health provider.
You may be feeling:
At Move Forward Counseling we utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help correct unhealthy and negative thought patterns that can occur within your journey. Mindfulness also serves as a helpful counseling technique for infertility. Working towards being in the present time positively, taking each day as it comes, and letting go of the things you cannot control is difficult, but you can grow stronger. We help you cope with the process by helping you guard against depression, anxiety, and stress.
Infertility feels like a lonely experience, but with the right professional to help guide you through the process, you will not feel so alone anymore.
Women experiencing infertility report significant psychological distress. Infertility is frustrating, discouraging, isolating, anxiety-producing, and depressing. Others are becoming pregnant around you. People ask when you are having kids, not knowing the extremely sensitive nature of that question. There are many unknowns and anxieties surrounding fertility medications and treatment options.
Many women in this situation would benefit from mental health support for coping with infertility and preventing depression, anxiety, and stress from further complicating infertility. There may be a hesitation to start a medication for depression/anxiety because of the risks when you eventually become pregnant. An alternate and helpful solution is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is a way to normalize your experience but also correct any unhealthy thought patterns that tend to occur within the infertility journey.
It is easy to unfairly compare yourself to others around you or begin to feel hopeless. CBT helps challenge and change those thought patterns into more positive and productive thinking. Mindfulness is also a helpful technique for infertility that can be taught during counseling. Working towards being in the present time, taking each day as it comes, and letting go of the things you cannot control is difficult but extremely beneficial work. Infertility feels like a lonely experience, but with the right professional to help guide you through the process, you will not feel so alone anymore.