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Considering adoption as a family-building option

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in adoption, Blog, infertility, kerry christifano | 0 comments

The ongoing advancement of medical technology in the field of reproductive medicine offers you many options to consider when deciding how to fulfill your dream of expanding your family.  For those of you that decide to seek medical treatment, there are many factors to consider before taking action.  There is a plethora of information available to you so it is important that you have a fertility plan in place to help you in your decision-making process. Adoption may or may not be an option you are currently considering to build your family.   Whether you are currently considering adoption,...

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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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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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How to cope when everyone around you is pregnant

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

It seems that when having difficulty conceiving, everyone else around you is conceiving at distressing rates. Why is that? Well the truth is, many of your friends, siblings, and co-workers are in the same stage of life as you, and therefore are building their families. It is distressing for those that are trying to build their families, and are not successful, to hear about the success and luck others are having. In this day and age, with email and Facebook, you are likely bombarded weekly, if not daily, with news of the pregnancies and births of your closest friends and family members,...

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