Infertility Counseling and Support: When and Where To Find It
Infertility is a medical condition that touches all aspects of your life. It may affect your relationships with others, your perspective on life, and how you feel about yourself. How you deal with these feelings will depend on your personality and life experiences. Most people can benefit from the support of family, friends, medical caregivers, and mental health professionals. When considering infertility treatment options such as sperm, egg, or embryo donation or gestational carriers, it may be especially helpful to gain the assistance of a fertility counselor. The following information may help you decide if you need to seek professional help in managing the emotional stresses associated with fertility treatment or need assistance regarding your treatment options.
When Do I Need To See An Infertility Counselor?
Consider counseling if you are feeling depressed, anxious, or so preoccupied with your infertility that you feel it is hard to live your life productively. You also may want to seek the assistance of a counselor if you are feeling “stuck” and need to explore your options. Signs that you might benefit from counseling include:
persistent feelings of sadness, guilt, or worthlessness
loss of interest in usual activities and relationships
agitation and/or anxiety
constant preoccupation with infertility
difficulty with “scheduled” intercourse
difficulty concentrating and/or remembering
increased use of alcohol or drugs
a change in appetite, weight, or sleep patterns
thoughts about suicide or death
Where Can I Get Support?
Support can come from many different sources. Books can offer information and understanding about the emotional aspects of infertility. Support groups and informational meetings can reduce the feeling of isolation and provide opportunities to learn and share with others experiencing infertility. Individual and couple counseling offer the chance to talk with an experienced professional to sort out your feelings, identify coping mechanisms, and work to find solutions to your difficulties. Discussions with supportive family members and friends also can be useful.
How Do I Find An Infertility Counselor Or Other Support?
Start by asking your physician for referrals to trained mental health professionals in your area, a list of relevant books and articles, and support resources that deal with fertility-related matters. Counselors may be psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, or marriage and family therapists.
How can Ekmi Fertility help you?
We at Ekmi Fertility, prioritize the emotional well-being of our patients, which is as crucial as our clinical standards. Ekmi Fertility provides you with a platform for advanced yet affordable fertility consultation and treatments.
Our fertility experts at Ekmi Fertility, are dedicated to providing you with the best IVF Treatment or even Surrogacy counseling if required, planned, and based on your specific situation and need. We understand that couples need to feel comfortable and we take the time to develop a rapport with them. We understand that it takes time to develop a rapport with patients. We intend to first make them comfortable and then understand all their issues, with our expert fertility consultants.
If you are facing infertility and looking for the best fertility treatment centre to help you, Ekmi Fertility is the right place. You can reach out to us by calling +91-8448-841-271 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org