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.
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 honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, we’re sharing the harrowing, gut-wrenching story of Jenn Hepton told in 3 parts. In part 3, Jenn shares how she survived the stillbirth of her daughter, Loey, and how her and her husband decided to use a surrogate to help them complete their family.
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.