You dreamed of growing your family. You pictured it. You planned this. Then you experienced difficulty conceiving and all of your plans came to a screeching halt. Infertility is a struggle that can leave you feeling completely out of control in your own life. Helpless. Angry. Isolated. Powerless. Terrified. Hopeless. Sad. It's no wonder the experience of infertility is often described as an emotional rollercoaster.
It's so devastating to want something so much and wonder if you will find your way there.
In your family building journey, it may feel like no one understands the depth of your sadness, fear, anger, and loss.
When you feel so painfully alone, therapy can help provide a safe space for you to process all that you are experiencing during this isolating and unpredictable time. The hope and fear with each treatment, medication, procedure. The heartbreaking disappointments. Another negative pregnancy test. The neverending unknowns. Here, you can find support throughout your family building journey and grieve the loss of your expected plan, while healing from depression, anxiety, and self-doubt.
Together we can focus on self-care and setting boundaries with other people or situations that may feel unbearable [like Aunt Jane who asks too many questions, invitations to baby showers, or the endless pregnancy announcements on facebook]. Caring for yourself and making space for your needs during this overwhelming time is so important.