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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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The Reluctant Spouse/Partner

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Blog, couples, fertility, infertility | 0 comments

Several months ago, I wrote a post about the benefits of having a fertility plan for those that have been diagnosed with infertility.  In counseling sessions with my clients, the benefits are evident as I see how a fertility plan helps couples navigate through the difficult decision-making process of treatment and family-building options. In reflecting back to the post, and in recalling many past sessions with clients, there is one variable I have witnessed that can really make developing a fertility plan challenging for a couple.  It is reluctance on the part of one person to consider...

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Getting through the holidays

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Blog, couples, infertilty | 0 comments

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 here you are again…. First of all, my sympathies are with...

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