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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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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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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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The Grief of Infertility

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Definitions of grief vary depending on the dictionary used, but all define grief as a type of deep sorrow or distress caused by the loss of something or someone.  Most of us associate grief with the process one goes through after the death of someone close to us.  It is likely you have never considered that grieving is part of the rollercoaster of emotional ups and downs that go along with infertility, and building your family in non-traditional ways. Whether you have ever considered the impact of grief and the grieving process on your emotional state or not, it is important to give the...

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