Help is available for those facing the challenges of an infertility diagnosis or a treatment plan. Couples and individuals face many decisions and emotions. Working with a counselor experienced in infertility issues can help if you are:

  • At a treatment crossroads
  • Considering third party assistance
  • Having difficulty communicating with your partner if you have different ideas about treatment
  • Deciding whether to continue treatment
  • Having difficulty being around friends or family who are pregnant or have babies

A counselor experienced in infertility issues can help you identify and access both internal and external resources to help you better cope with challenges of infertility. A wide range of tools might be utilized including:

  • Internet-based self-help through chat rooms, physician or counselor-moderated forums or coaching sessions
  • Meeting educational needs
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Communication strategies with partner, medical staff, family and friends
  • Grief counseling

Did You Know...

Depression and anxiety are more common
among women coping with infertility
than in those that are not.