The infertility community is known for being an encouraging, hope-filled community, usually cheering one another on with positive messages like “Never give up!” But is there such a thing as too much positivity? Psychotherapist and fertility coach Cristina DiBartolomeo discusses what happens when positivity while TTC turns toxic.
The thing about having a miscarriage is that it’s awful for about 78 different reasons. So when someone close to you makes an insensitive comment, it can make you feel so, so much worse. We talked to five women who experienced miscarriages to explore what specific things some of their friends said or did to help them feel loved and supported.
Many people struggling to get pregnant or start a family often experience feelings of anxiety or depression. But how do you know if you could benefit from working with a trained professional? Perth-based psychologist Rebecca Glorie shares the signs that indicate it might be time to start working with a therapist.
Infertility is a traumatic life event for millions of women and men. And because talking about it is still taboo, few people feel comfortable opening up to their friends and family. This makes others who have gone through the experience ideal allies for those in need of emotional support. But what exactly makes someone a good fertility mentor?