Both in and out of my NYC therapy practice, I have known so many families who have struggled with infertility. Infertility is an umbrella term that spans a wide array of experiences–a family struggling to get pregnant can look many different ways. Yet, one thing that is consistent, in most cases of infertility, is that therapy is almost always left out of the treatment.
During the infertility process, you are facing big life choices that will have implications on your mind, body, and bank account for years to come. This, in itself, makes therapy a key ingredient. When confronting some of the big decisions that come with infertility, having an objective partner to help you and your family navigate what feels right for you can have a profound impact on the process.
In addition, you have to make these decisions in a vulnerable and compromised state. The infertility process is full of disappointment, fear, loss, sadness and anxiety. Miscarriages, procedures, surgeries, and other parts of this journey can be incredibly traumatizing. These events can further compound this experience and leave you with a lot of pain and unresolved emotions to address. Dealing with infertility will be challenging no matter what, but therapy can help the minimize this pain and bring some clarity and support to the process.