If conceiving is not resulting as simple as you expected and causing you problems in your relationship, then speaking to one of our therapists could mean the solution for you. If the journey to IVF is resulting distressing and surrogacy or adoption is overwhelming for you, therapy could help you to relax and find your way through it.
Struggling to fall pregnant can bring a host of unexpected emotions. Just as you need to be connected as a couple and make important decisions together, you can feel mired in anger, guilt, anxiety, fear, and envy. Previous mental health concerns can also be triggered.
The IVF or donation process can amplify such emotions further with the financial stress, physical challenges, and rollercoaster of expectations it brings. There can also be grief if a cycle holds but then terminates. What first felt like an exciting opportunity can begin to feel a nightmare. A surprising number of couples do not succeed with IVF, donation, or surrogacy because they simply quit the process, overwhelmed by the psychological stress that they underestimated.
Infertility therapy and counselling focuses on strengthening your relationship and improving your coping skills so you can stay the entire length of the course. It also creates a safe space to discuss next steps, such as further rounds of treatment, ending the process, or considering adoption. You will benefit of learning how to manage sensitive and powerful emotions around infertility choices, gain clarity on the correct treatment for you, it will improve communication and relationship issues with your partner and develop coping strategies for stress and fatigue.