For all current and prospective Reproductive Resource Center patients, Complementary Care Group for Infertility offers supportive counseling services, Mind/Body Programs for Infertility, and third-party reproduction consultation and evaluation. For detailed information about the services offered, please visit their website at www.complementarycaregroup.com.
Many individuals and couples faced with fertility challenges experience a variety of painful emotions. It is expected and common at times to feel overwhelmed, sad, fearful, and angry. Persistent emotional symptoms are a sign that mental health treatment may be beneficial. The decision to seek services for persistent symptoms is best made by consulting with a mental health a professional. Please refer to The American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s website link below for a symptom checklist that can be used as a guide in determining if you may benefit from any of the services offered by Complementary Care Group for Infertility.
In addition, “renew counseling center” also offer infertility supportive counseling services. For more detailed information about their services, please visit their website at www.renewkc.com.
Infertility Counseling and Support:
When and Where to Find It
ASRM Counseling Fact Sheet (PDF Download)
For individuals and couples that are currently in treatment for infertility, or are considering medical treatment for infertility, it is important to know infertility is considered a major life crisis by mental health professionals. In addition, it is one of the few life crises where individuals and couples feel very isolated and misunderstood. The benefits of finding new and better ways to cope with this unique life experience vary among individuals and couples, however most can expect:
- An increased sense of control.
- To learn skills to change the physical and emotional responses to the stress related to infertility and treatments for infertility.
- To learn and practice the ability to challenge negative though patterns and negative emotions.
- To gain a better understanding of your partner, and how to help your partner better understand you.
- To learn how to make the best decisions about treatment options.
For women experiencing infertility, that are also suffering from depression and/or anxiety, even in the mild to moderate range, relieving your symptoms increases your chances of conceiving while going through treatment. Research shows that women undergoing medical treatment for infertility, that also receive psychological support, have much higher conception rates than women who receive medical treatment only.
For more information about the psychological and emotional aspects of infertility, and available treatment options, please visit www.complementarycaregroup.com.
Additional Areas of Interest
There are several subjects related to IVF and assisted reproductive technology that should be of interest to this patient category. These include:
- Pregnancy Rates
- Blastocyst Transfer
- Donor Oocytes
- Assisted Hatching
- Host Uterus
- Embyro Cryopreservation
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Side Effects of IVF
The majority of the physical side effects of IVF aren’t due to IVF itself but, rather, the medications that facilitate the processes involved in the in vitro fertilization procedure. That being said, fertility specialists and those who’ve gone through the IVF journey might argue there are also emotional side effects...