Fertility Counselors

• Everyone deals with stress in their own way. Certainly, some days will seem drearier than others. That said, many women benefit from talking with an infertility counselor.

• Signs that you might benefit from talking with an infertility counselor:

• Persistent feelings of sadness, guilt, or worthlessness

• Persistent feelings of bitterness, anger, or resentment

• Loss of interest in activities that you once enjoyed

• Depression that lasts for more than a couple of weeks

• Agitation and high levels of anxiety

• Complete immersion in and preoccupation with infertility

• Friction and strain within your relationship with your partner

• Difficulty concentrating and trouble accomplishing tasks that you could once do

• Increased use of alcohol or drugs

• Change in appetite, weight, or sleep patterns

• Thoughts about suicide or death

• When selecting your fertility counselor, make sure that he or she is a licensed mental health professional and has experience treating couples with fertility issues.

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