Finding Community | A Blog About Infertility
Deciding to start a family can be such an interesting time in your life. For some people it is an amazingly quick time of trying and then…BAM there is a pregnancy. For others, it is a long and lonely struggle into the world of infertility.
Infertility is not something most people think about when they are starting to try for a baby. Most people just stop using their preferred form of birth control and assume that they will wind up pregnant at some point. When that is not the case it can be a very confusing time. “Trying” can quickly turn into doctor appointments, blood draws, and a host of other interventions that you were maybe not planning on when you initially thought of growing your family. As with a lot of things, many women and men suffer in silence when going through fertility issues. This does not have to be the case. It can be so helpful to talk to other people when you are struggling with fertility issues. To talk to people that have been where you are and have gone through some of the same things can help you feel less alone and can also give you an idea of what to expect going forward. Not everyone will have the same journey, but a lot of the feelings will be the same – sadness, grief, loss, confusion, anger – and talking that through with other people can be so comforting. In our darkest times to know that we are not alone can make all the difference in the world.
For this reason, we have started a drop-in counseling group about finding community in your time of need related to infertility, miscarriage and pregnancy loss. If this is part of your story, join us on Monday evenings from 7-8pm at Wild Tree Psychotherapy – 1061 Grand Ave. St. Paul, MN.
For additional information: Contact Nicole at 651.212.4920 ext. 4
Written by Nicole Uzendoski, MSW, LICSW