Does it seem as though everyone around you is pregnant, but you?
Are you struggling to get pregnant?
Has a pregnancy loss (or repeated losses) left you feeling hopeless?
Daunted by the complexity of creating an alternative family?
When you’re ready to start or grow your family, you may assume it’ll be easier than it is. It can be devastating to realize that getting pregnant, or carrying a pregnancy to term, may be difficult, even impossible for some. Fertility struggles impact nearly every aspect of life: self-esteem, sexuality, relationships and mood, to name a few. Maybe you are wondering if you are responsible for this seemingly unnatural challenge or agonizing over past circumstances as you try to identify what you imagine might have caused your current struggle. Or maybe you are just waving your fist at the universe, demanding to know why everyone else, but you, can start a family. Choices about how best to proceed can be complicated and leave future parents overwhelmed and uncertain. Every way you turn could seem hopeful or hopeless. Those who seek outside fertility treatment may feel diminished and unsupported by medical approaches that only focus on age or hormonal levels, rather than the whole person. And it can be tough, and really lonely, to find people who genuinely relate to what you’re experiencing. Or maybe in your heartbroken state, you’re not able to reach out to those who may relate.
Whatever your particular fertility struggle, we provide a safe and welcoming space for you to express all of your feelings about what this means for you. To vent and roar and complain and cry about your very challenging and vulnerable process. It is our intention to treat you as a whole person—one with all sorts of hopes and dreams, fears and worries—and to work with you to identify the coping strategies that will best help support you on your journey to becoming a parent.