Creating an adoption profile can be intimidating and overwhelming; but this is one part of the adoption process that you have complete control over and it can have a huge impact on your success. Hal Kaufman shares how to gain back control and hope by creating an adoption profile that will stand out.
Many people associate trauma with soldiers coming back from war, but infertility involves surviving repeated traumatic experiences such as infertility diagnosis, recurrent pregnancy loss, reproductive injury and fertility treatment. In this piece, Joanna Rosenblatt LCSW defines trauma, outlines common symptoms of infertility trauma and provides resources for coping.
Infertility can spark a lot of questions like, “Why is this happening to me?” And “Do I deserve to be a parent?” But it can feel twice as complicated and shame-filled if you once terminated a pregnancy and are now struggling to conceive. Elizabeth Folz, a psychotherapist, shares some ways to cope with infertility after terminating a pregnancy.
Finding a fertility doctor (also called a “reproductive endocrinologist”) you trust and who understands your specific case and needs, is a hugely important part of the infertility treatment process. Dr. Ellen Goldstein shares some tips on when to find an RE, how to know if they’re a good fit and what types of questions to ask.
The holidays can bring a lot of stress when you’re dealing with infertility. The prying questions from nosy aunts. The pregnancy announcements tucked into holiday cards. The reminder of another year gone by. In this piece, we’re sharing 7 ways to cope with and even enjoy the holidays during infertility.