Psychological Counseling in Infertility Treatment

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How does Psychological Counseling help during fertility treatment?

Psychological Counseling in Infertility Treatment

In addition to meeting with your Fertility Specialist and Financial Counselor at your Fertility Clinic, you may opt to speak with a Psychological Counselor to help manage the stress associated with infertility and infertility treatment.

Psychological Counselors are healthcare professional specially trained in counseling, and can include, but are not limited to: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Certified Counselors and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners.

Stress can manifest itself in many different ways, and each of the symptoms has an impact not only on you, but also on those around you. Some common stress-related symptoms include:

  • sleep disturbance
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • irritability
  • mood swings
  • changed in appetite
  • decreased tolerance to change
  • physical illness such as stomach pain, headache and body aches
The benefits of Psychological Counselling include:

  1. Receiving information on the risks and benefits of infertility treatment
  2. Reviewing long term goals of fertility treatment and their impact on our lives
  3. Development of stress management skills to better cope with the emotional response to fertility problems and treatment
  4. Confidential setting to voice fears, concerns and desires related to the fertility treatment
  5. Couples communication to help provide support to each other during this stressful period



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