When couples decide they want to start a family, they begin filled with hopes and dreams. When pregnancy doesn’t result within anywhere from 6 to 12 months of trying to conceive (depending on maternal age), they can be considered “infertile” and in need of fertility assistance and treatment.
The process of infertility testing and treatment can be a very daunting one emotionally, financially and physically. The amount of time involved can seem overwhelming. The emotional toll on both individuals and on the relationship can sometimes be intense as self-doubt, worry and sometimes even blame creeps in.
Infertility and infertility treatment can create sadness, grief, anxiety, anger and hopelessness. It’s important to have support during this time. Whether either partner wishes to have support individually or the couple chooses support together as a unit, we can help.
Below please find some additional resources that can also help. Please note inclusion in this list of resources does not imply recommendation for any specific agency or institution. Please talk to your trusted physician.
- National Institute of Health
- Resolve: The National Infertility Association
- Resolve: MN directory of physicians and centers
- WebMD: Mental health needs often unaddressed
- Mayo Clinic: Infertility Diagnosis and Treatment
- Medical News Today: Infertility: Causes, Diagnoses, Risks, Treatments
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Infertility FAQs
- Office on Women’s Health: Fact Sheet
- Patient info: Infertility treatments
- Fertility Authority: Cost of Infertility Treatments