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.
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.
In September 2020, Dori Gelfman joined Fruitful as our Community Manager. With 15 years of experience working as a registered nurse, the last 8 in fertility, Dori loves helping people through family building challenges. Here’s what makes Dori passionate about the fertility community and why she says patients need both access to great healthcare and emotional support.
If you’re a Type A planner who loves control and updating your Google calendar, welp….infertility is probably your greatest nightmare. Infertility can bring even the most buttoned up, organized, over-functioners to their knees. Danielle Hall of MyVitro shares her favorite tips for getting through infertility when you’re Type A.