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The Most Important Person in My Fertility Journey? My Therapist

Published by What to Expect. Read the full article.

Navigating fertility treatments can feel like a rollercoaster for your emotions. Access to good mental health care can help.

After months of prenatal tests, ultrasounds and medications, I thought I would be able to move forward with an in vitro fertilization (IVF) transfer cycle this month. Instead, I was diagnosed with an asymptomatic form of endometriosis, which required me to start a necessary treatment plan first. I was heartbroken by this delay and stressed about all the extra steps I had to take with my insurance provider to get the care I need. Luckily, I was able to turn to my therapist, who validated my concerns and helped me process the setback and strategize the next best steps.

Going through fertility treatment is like riding a roller coaster — for both your emotions and your body. That’s why access to proper mental health care, (for both you and your partner, if you have one) is so important.

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