If you and/or your partner have been diagnosed with infertility, you may have discussed options for assisted reproduction including:
- Donor sperm/egg
The prospect of these procedures and any accompanying medical testing can take a toll emotionally, physically and financially. Couples may experience difficulty in their relationship due the stresses of treatment which can disrupt both sex and everyday life. For many, “the wait,” can be especially challenging at the various stages of infertility treatment. We offer additional support during the times when you are waiting for news from your doctor or reproductive medical center. For those who are considering donor sperm, egg, or embryos, issues around confidentiality, genetic connections and disclosures can bring up difficult feelings.
If you and/or your partner have experienced repeated failed cycles or miscarriages, you may be wondering how much longer you should try to conceive or whether to consider other family building options such as adoption. For many, this stage, too, can be challenging. Feelings of hope and trust in the medical process may be replaced by loss, grief, sadness, fear and anger. It can be especially difficult if one partner is ready and the other is unsure or decidedly against other options.
We can offer emotional support as you and/or your partner navigate the challenges and stressors of assisted reproduction including the often difficult decisions about whether and how to proceed with family building options.