emotional issues of infertility

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How to Recover From Yet Another Negative Pregnancy Test

The disappointment of a negative pregnancy test is crushing – especially if you were sure this time it would be positive! These tips on how to recover from yet another negative pregnancy test are from my own personal experience Coping with sadness and depression when you’re trying to conceive doesn’t get easier – and neither does recovering from the disappointment […]

Options for Women Who Can’t Get Pregnant

These answers to the “why am I not getting pregnant?” question will help you see different options for starting a family. They’re inspired by A Parable of Hope. If you suspect or know that infertility is part of your life, read Navigating the Land of If: Understanding Infertility and Exploring Your Options by Melissa Ford. She started the extremely successful blogs […]

The Link Between Childhood Cancer and Infertility

Past research shows that survivors of childhood cancer are at risk for infertility, but this new study reveals that pregnancy is just as possible for cancer survivors as for people who have never had cancer. Researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital used data from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study to look at […]

Emotional Health Tips for When You’re Not Getting Pregnant

The stress of not getting pregnant – or coping with fertility problems – can create a downward spiral. These emotional health tips will awaken your creativity and have a positive effect on your mood and perhaps even your fertility… If you know you’ll never get pregnant, read Silent Sorority: A Barren Woman Gets Busy, Angry, Lost and Found.  You’ll see you’re not alone, […]

Not Getting Pregnant? Understand the Emotional Issues of Infertility

Not getting pregnant brings up different emotional issues of infertility for men and women. Here, a fertility specialist discusses how men and women process infertility issues differently, and offers tips for dealing with the “trying to conceive” process. First, here are a few emotions that not getting pregnant often triggers: “When you can’t get pregnant, you swim in a mix of […]

Coping With Infertility Over the Christmas Holidays

The Christmas holidays aren’t easy for couples coping with infertility. These tips for enjoying Christmas — not just surviving the holiday season — may help you cope with not being pregnant. “Isn’t it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for – I don’t know what exactly, but it’s something that you don’t mind so much not having […]