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Coping With Infertility: A Mind-Body Medicine Approach

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Research has shown that the psychological stress of infertility can affect your marriage, your relationship with others, and even your career.  It also can contribute greatly to health problems including heart disease, cancer and hypertension.  The impact stress has on reproductive health is inconclusive.  The research is mixed as to whether stress causes infertility, but we do know that infertility, and treatment for infertility causes stress.  We have learned that relieving the stress associated with infertility can increase the likelihood of conception. For most people that have been...

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Getting Through the Holidays

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Blog, coping, emotions, holidays, infertility | 0 comments

The dread of the holiday season is upon us once again.  The holidays are stressful for everyone, not just for individuals and couples that have been diagnosed with infertility, and may be going through treatment for infertility.  However, the holiday season is a time frame that can be a land mine of opportunity for ramping up the already painful emotions that are part of the journey to build your family.  If you are reading this now, it is possible that what got you through last Thanksgiving and Christmas or Chanukah, was the vision of a baby to celebrate the season with next year.  And...

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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...

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Benefits of Joining an Infertility Support Group in Kansas City

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

There are quite a few benefits to women that have received an infertility diagnosis by participating in a support group in Kansas City.  One of the most important benefits is a decreased sense of isolation.  The sharing of feelings, accomplishments, and losses known to only those that experience infertility can develop a special bond among group members. Come find out for yourself how an infertility support group in Kansas City can help you by joining Complementary Care Group’s next support group...

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Explaining Unexplained Infertility

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Blog, coping, couples, emotions, fertility, infertility, infertilty | 0 comments

If you are dealing with unexplained infertility it might be helpful to know it is a relatively common diagnosis.  In fact, 20% of all couples receive this diagnosis. Unexplained Infertility is defined as the absence of a definable cause for a couple’s failure to achieve pregnancy after 12 months of attempting conception despite a thorough evaluation. Any couple that experiences infertility knows the difficult and frustrating emotions that come along with the diagnosis.  Couples that receive a diagnosis of unexplained infertility agonize over the unknown origin of their inability to...

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Pregnancy Envy Does Not Mean You Are Crazy….

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

For those women out there who are trying to have a baby, and it’s just not happening, it is likely you have experienced feelings of jealousy and/or envy when hearing someone’s pregnancy news, or when seeing another pregnant woman.  You are not crazy, nor are you unique in having this emotion.  As crazy as you might feel, please be reassured you are not.  Every woman I have ever known, personally or professionally that has had difficulty conceiving has experienced these feelings of jealousy or envy.  Yes I mean every woman, and that includes myself. What makes these difficult emotions...

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