When you’re struggling with infertility, the stress you and your partner feel can be overwhelming. However, you don’t have to keep your emotions to yourselves or cope in solitude. In fact, speaking with others who are going through the same thing may help — and here’s why:
You can talk openly, without fear or judgment.
Many couples are embarrassed to talk about their struggles with infertility or believe it should remain a private matter. But positive support can make all the difference.
Only people who have experienced infertility are able to understand and empathize with the emotional impact that it can cause. An infertility support group can help you process and validate the emotions you feel, without judgment — because often times, others will have similar stories or sentiments to share.
They remind you you’re not alone.
Within an infertility support group, you can be honest about your feelings and struggles with those who are currently or have gone through the same thing you are going through. You’ll have a group of allies that you know are there for you, through all the ups and downs — a community that understands your current situation first hand.
You may form new friendships.
When those with similar experiences come together, friendships blossom. Navigating infertility with others who are on the same journey may help you form strong bonds, ultimately creating meaningful and long lasting friendships.
You may find that being part of an infertility support group gives you the ability to have someone to call when you receive bad news or are just feeling down.
Free Infertility and IVF Support Group for ACRM Patients
Whether you’d like to come once or repeatedly, we offer a free weekly support group every Wednesday for any of our patients.
Please contact your patient care coordinator to learn more about our infertility counseling and support services.