For couples struggling with infertility, the process of conceiving a pregnancy can be a complex, emotional rollercoaster. Luckily, couples who are going through fertility treatments have a number of different support systems at their disposal.
Family and Friends
One of the first places that couples turn when struggling with fertility treatments is their family and friends. This is especially true for patients whose infertility is related to a genetic predisposition or have a family history of infertility.
While family and friends can provide some much-needed support, it can be difficult for some patients to get the emotional guidance they need when those around them have not experienced the same struggles. For this reason, many couples turn to professional counseling services to help them cope with the stresses and emotional impact associated with infertility.
In addition to individualized and couple-oriented counseling services, couples going through fertility treatment can take advantage of a number of support groups. In fact, many fertility clinics offer support groups specifically tailored to the circumstances of each patient, such as those experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss or those going through IVF treatment.
Another source of support that couples going through fertility treatment can take advantage of is their fertility clinic. Many clinics provide classes and educational seminars to help infertility patients understand their diagnostic options and potential treatment methods.
With over 30 years of experience, Fertility Centers of Illinois’s experts in reproductive medicine are devoted to helping our patients get the support they need. Our renowned fertility experts, psychologists, alternative healthcare professionals, and knowledgeable financial specialists are committed to ensuring both your physical and emotional wellbeing throughout the process of your fertility treatment. Get the information you need to achieve a successful pregnancy. Connect with us on Facebook and on Twitter @TheFertilityDrs, or contact FCI at (877) 499-8730.