Everyone has their limit when it comes to dealing with infertility. And everyone’s limit looks totally differently. In this piece, Katie shares why she and her husband Nic decided to stop when it came time to pursue invasive fertility treatments like IUI and IVF, and how she feels about that decision today.
While the fertility community can be a supportive place, it can also be filled with toxic messages that we subconsciously internalize, “Be positive!” “Try harder. “Don’t jinx it!” Nicole Lange, founder of The Baby You Want and acupuncturist at Life Healing Life, shares her thoughts on the dysfunctional parts of fertility culture and how we can turn them around.
Does this thinking sound familiar to you: “I can’t be disappointed we only got 2 embryos; my friend got zero!” There’s a term for it and it’s called comparative suffering. We have these thoughts in the TTC community all the time, even when the world isn’t upside down. In this piece we’ll talk about comparative suffering, how to overcome it and why it doesn’t help anyone.
Grief. Guilt. Isolation. Eli Weinstein and his wife experienced all of these complicated emotions and more on their fertility journey. As a male, a therapist and a Modern Orthodox Jew, Eli felt particularly alone and misunderstood throughout the experience. Today he’s sharing his story and why it’s so important for him now to help individuals and couples trying to conceive.
In this time of global crisis, preserving our mental health is of the utmost importance. Watch this video recording of Elyse Ash asking fertility mental health experts, Debbie Fischer and Dr. Deborah Simmons, how the TTC community can best try to manage their stress, anxiety, anger and fear in this post-Coronavirus world.