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At a Cross Roads With Your Infertility? Counseling Options in Kansas City Can Help!

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Regardless of where you are on your family building journey, deciding what to do next can be such a difficult decision!  When not successful at conceiving, each month that passes without a pregnancy is devastating, whether you were trying to conceive through assisted reproductive technology, or the good old-fashioned way.  I still often wonder if people really get pregnant the old-fashioned way…

When you find yourself at a cross roads about what to do next, weighing your options is a good idea.  It is important to take your time and not rush yourself, or your spouse.  It is important to understand all of your options well and assess all options with a set of criteria that you, or you and your spouse/partner agree upon.  It is also important to not wait too long once you have successfully identified your criteria, gathered research, and discussed your options thoroughly.

If you are having a difficult time working through the process, individuals or couples counseling can be extremely effective.  Oftentimes 2-3 sessions offer a safe place to talk about the issues that may be getting in the way.  Here are a few areas that would be covered in a counseling session regarding decision-making about family building options.

  1. What is the status of your resources as an individual or a couple?  Financial, emotional, support system, time frame.
  2. Do you believe your feelings are being heard or considered, or are you having a difficult time under-standing your partner’s?
  3. What options are you willing to consider or not consider?

Where ever you are on your journey to build and grow your family, counseling can be helpful to move you along if you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed or hopeless.