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How Can Infertility Counselling and Therapy for Couples Help Your Mental Health?

The inability to conceive a child, or infertility, is frequently emotionally traumatic.

Sometimes, the grief associated with infertility can be just as severe as the grief

associated with losing a living child. It might be beneficial for those having fertility

problems to talk to a therapist.

Additionally, it appears that both men and women experience infertility issues. Even as

society advances, discussions about infertility will still leave you with the impression

that something is wrong with you, leaves you in doubt, and possibly causes issues in a

couple's relationship. As our parents weren't always open about this issue, it can also

help with infertility issues.


symptoms, according to reproductivefacts.org.


● Persistent feelings of sadness, guilt, or worthlessness

● Social isolation

● Loss of interest in usual activities and relationships

● Agitation and/or anxiety

● Mood swings

● Constant preoccupation with infertility

● Marital problems

● Difficulty with "scheduled" intercourse

● Difficulty concentrating and/or remembering

● Increased use of alcohol or drugs

● A change in appetite, weight, or sleep patterns

● Thoughts about suicide or death


According to ferticity.com, infertility is a common medical condition that impacts all aspects of your life. Numerous studies and statistics show that infertility affects 15% of couples worldwide who are of reproductive age. There are Four Types of Infertility Counselling


● Information Counseling

● Implication Counseling

● Support Counseling

● Post Therapeutic Counseling


Information Counseling:


First, the specialist will inquire about the couple's history regarding their relationship

and marital life as a whole, as well as how long they have been trying and when they

first learned that they were having infertility problems and give the couple more self-assurance and help them have faith in the procedure.


Implication Counseling:


The couple is informed about the process, including what it means to them, how it

might affect them, potential consequences of the treatment, and more; during this

decision-making process. Additionally, it applies to concepts like surrogacy and sperm

or egg donation.


Support Counseling:


When support counseling is provided, it also focuses on helping couples deal with their

emotional issues. Effects of the treatment that could happen before, during, or after

It's also helpful when diagnosing fertility issues, waiting for results, experiencing adverse outcomes, and coming to terms with no further treatments.


Post-Therapeutic Counseling:


Couples who are struggling to deal with treatment outcomes or encounter any issues,

including IVF or other fertility treatments that fail, can benefit from post-therapeutic

counseling. The specialist assists them in creating coping mechanisms for things like

accepting their circumstances and discussing alternative lifestyles.


After considering all of the expensive and emotionally taxing infertility treatments

available. Making the environment more comfortable for discussion is the

responsibility of the family and parents. By participating in the treatments or at least

learning about them, they can be supportive when help is needed because they are

aware of the potential outcomes of the treatments.

------------ Ketaki

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