The Emotional Rollercoaster of Infertility Treatment


Whether you are just starting out in fertility treatment or are a veteran, the stress of not being able to conceive naturally can be overwhelming. You experience the hope of a new treatment cycle and then the disappointment of it not working. Sometimes it is hard to remain positive.

You interact with family and friends who seemingly all have children or are pregnant and want to know where your kids are! Do you feel like you have to choose between protecting yourself and being with your family and friends?

Do you and your spouse cope with the stress associated with infertility in different ways? Are you on the same page in making decisions or are you worlds apart? Husbands often struggle with not being able to make their wives feel better and then don’t know what else to do.

You can feel calmer during this journey toward parenthood and learn how to take care of yourself and your relationships, including your marriage.

Or maybe you are ready to look at other options including third party reproduction, adoption, or childfree living.

Third Party Reproduction Services

Recipient Couple Consultation

Has your physician suggested that your best chance of a successful pregnancy would be to use donor sperm, eggs or embryos? Or are you considering using a surrogate?

If you are considering any of these options, give yourself the opportunity to explore your feelings about the loss of genetic connection to a potential child or the pregnancy experience. Discuss whether you would want to tell others and/or the child and how you could do that. A written report about our consultation session can be prepared at our Tustin office for your physician if required.

Known Donor and Surrogate Screening

If you have a family member or close friend who is considering being a donor or surrogate for you, they will need to speak with an infertility therapist to confirm that they understand the process and are emotionally prepared to move forward with treatment. A written report will be prepared for your physician.

Get the information you need to make an informed choice, and don’t go through this on your own. Call today!

Find the Answers to Your Tough Questions

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Tips on Finding an Infertility Counselor
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Should You Get Infertility Counseling?
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RESOLVE Support Groups
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