Infertility can be a roller coaster ride that can have an impact on all parts of your life: your time, your relationships, your finances, and most of all your emotions. Infertility can be a very stressful, personal matter and you may not feel comfortable talking about it with family or friends or they may not understand what you are going through. Even though this is very common among infertility patients, many of them do not seek support for the emotional ups and downs.
Some of the things you might be feeling are:
- Anxiety and depression
- A sense of loss
- Fearful and ashamed
- Resentful and jealous
These feelings can lead to:
- Strained relationships with your partner, family or friends
- Difficulties at work
- Difficulty sleeping
- Loss of interest in your regular activities
- Feelings of isolation
- Difficulty making decisions
We are committed to offering you the support and resources you may need to cope with these difficult challenges. We encourage you to contact the Fertility Center at (608) 775-2306, or (800) 362-9567, ext. 52306.
Additional Gundersen resources
Located at the Center for Women in Onalaska, Gundersen Behavioral Health has a professional team that specializes in women's health. Their expert providers are available for comprehensive assessment and treatment of a variety of mental health issues specific to women, including infertility.
Other resources for support
Resolve is the National Infertility Association. It is a non-profit organization committed to providing support and information to people who are coping with infertility.
The Center for Reproductive Psychology is an organization located in San Diego, CA. Their professionals provide education, psychological counseling, and support services to individuals and couples struggling with infertility, miscarriage, surrogacy, and donor technology, among many other issues. Their site contains a host of information and support.