Counselling for Couples

Counselling has a very important role to play when it comes to treating infertility. The couples are offered counselling sessions during the treatment process. This helps to evoke a transparency between the doctor and the patient. Apparently, the doctor has all his ears towards the patient’s problems and then comes up with solutions. The couple is made aware about their problems and the solutions at hand that could be made available.

Counselling Steps

Infertility, or the inability to conceive a child, is often emotionally painful. In some cases, infertility may lead to grief that can be as intense as losing a child. Those experiencing fertility issues may find it helpful to speak to a therapist.

Understanding Fertility Issues

Difficulties becoming pregnant may occur as a result of issues with any of the steps in the process of becoming pregnant: the release of the egg, the joining of egg and sperm, the egg's passage through the fallopian tube, or implantation. Fertility issues affect both men and women.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Infertility

A variety of factors can contribute to infertility, and fertility doctors will generally examine both partners. Some of the most common causes include problems with ovulation, blocked fallopian tubes, unhealthy eggs or sperm, low sperm count, hormonal imbalances, and the effects of age on the body and reproductive system. Infertility may also result from medical conditions, habits such as smoking or excessive alcohol use, and environmental toxins. Sometimes, fertility issues have no clear cause, but in these cases fertility treatments are still sometimes helpful and have the potential to resolve the issue.

Therapy for Coping with Fertility Issues

Fertility challenges can lead to emotional trauma and put strain on a partnership. While fertility treatments in the medical field may be able to help improve the likelihood of conception, entering therapy while undergoing these treatments can be a helpful way to work through grief, anxiety, worry, and other emotions that may be experienced as a result of fertility issues, especially in the event that treatments fail.

Other Support Options

A support group may be helpful in dealing with the effects of a diagnosis of infertility. In these groups, a wide variety of people can share their experiences, suggestions, coping tips, doctor recommendations, and options for new treatments. Social support can also play an important role in helping people move past stress, particularly if they feel judged or inadequate because they are dealing with fertility issues. Simply having the option of discussing one's difficulties with others who are similarly affected may be of significant help.

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