When are you going to have kids?

Family-related stressors are commonly discussed in therapy. Whether it is a desire to live nearer distant relatives or a longing to stay away, being around loved ones can stir up an array of feelings. For couples journeying through the infertility process navigating family dynamics can be an especially challenging time. Seemingly innocent questions like “When are you going to have kids anyway?” can be jarring and upsetting. Couples may not have discussed their fertility status with their family and have no plans to do so. However, it can be challenging to handle comments and questions about the issue. Even if… Continue Reading This Article

Suffering in Silence

I have a heart for women and families experiencing the stress and strain of infertility and pregnancy loss through stillbirth and miscarriage. I have met many families who struggle in silence through the pain of trying to have children naturally. I read recently that having children is often cited as one of the most highly rated life goals. Given the commonality of this desire, it is no surprise that people experience a myriad of emotional reactions to infertility and pregnancy loss. Following is a list of some of the most common difficulties: not wanting to be around pregnant women or… Continue Reading This Article