Why Infertility Support is Important

While it is estimated that one in every six couples will battle infertility, it can certainly feel like you are the only one in this situation, without any infertility support at all. When everyone around you is building their family according to their plans, you and your spouse are stuck in a never ending cycle of doctor’s visits, procedures and failed attempts at conception. Those in your social circle who seemingly can easily make that little stick turn pink are simply unable to understand the heart-wrenching agony that you are living through. That is why infertility support is so important to help a couple deal with these difficult circumstances emotionally and physically.

Making Sense of the Doctor Visits

What a doctor say may “pinch a little” may cause profound discomfort in some women. Some women who are relying on their doctor to help them conceive find that infertility support can help them prepare for the many tests and procedures that lie ahead. After all, the only one who can truly tell you what an endometrial biopsy is like is someone who has “been there, done that” already. It can also be helpful to bounce concerns and ideas off of other infertility patients in terms of where you want to go with your treatment and when it’s time to stop the medical process.

Infertility Support – Talking through your Feelings

Even between spouses, a husband will not understand exactly what is wife is going through and why she sometimes feels like a human guinea pig and pin cushion. He may not be able to listen to her voice her feelings – and even whine a bit about her situation – as much as a woman may believe she needs to talk about them. Infertility support provides you with a source to go through to work through your feelings and frustrations about the infertility process by offering an experienced, empathetic ear to listen to your woes.

Learning your Infertility Support Options

The infertility process will eventually end in one of three ways; couples will achieve a successful pregnancy, go the adoption route or choose to live a child free life. These options are dictated in part by the infertility process itself, and an infertility support group can offer a couple the information they need to head down the right path of resolution. Many infertility support organizations will provide help in surviving a high risk pregnancy, offer information about the different types of adoption available, and prepare couples for a life without children.

Infertility support is a critical part of surviving this very difficult process, providing emotional support and information that you need. To find an infertility support group, contact your local Resolve chapter or talk to your doctor about the options available.