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How to Cope When Couples Have Different Ideas about Infertility Treatment

As a licensed clinical social worker, I have spent a lot of time counseling couples experiencing infertility. Many people get focused on the medical and physical aspects of infertility treatment. They often don’t recognize the emotional challenges imposed, when infertility occurs. When couples receive the diagnosis of infertility a cascade of emotions may emerge. These can include, anger, sadness, g...

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How Does Infertility Prepare us to be Parents?

If you asked someone who went through infertility to describe their experience, I am guessing many would say it was the worst time of their life. That was true for me. That period of time when you are trying to build your family and are uncertain about your ability to succeed, tests us in so many ways. The swirling of...

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Get Rid of the Shame of Being Told to Lose Weight

By Dara Godfrey, M.S., R.D.

Having a doctor tell you that you need to lose weight to help improve your chances of fertility success can make you feel embarrassed, ashamed, not to mention, overwhelmed. There is often a lot of stress associated with trying to conceive. But, it is a necessary part of the initial consultation with...

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