We understand that infertility and its treatment can, at times, be an emotional roller coaster. You will experience a range of feelings—from intense anxiety to overwhelming joy. Taking care of your emotional and psychological needs is just as important as caring for your physical needs. Our fertility counselors are here to complement your infertility care at SRM and support you throughout your experience.

How Infertility Counseling Can Benefit You

Our counseling services are designed to:

  • Help you cope with the stress of treatment and infertility problems
  • Help you improve relationships and communication with family and friends
  • Assess and strengthen your emotional health
  • Facilitate and support your problem-solving and decision making
  • Provide referrals to appropriate resources when needed
  • Facilitate safe and therapeutic small patient groups experiencing similar struggles with infertility
  • Provide a safe space for reflecting on shared experiences and providing mutual support

When to Seek Counseling

When Infertility Counseling is Recommended:

  • All patients considering In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Short-term, outcome-focused therapy for couples or individuals
  • After a failed ART (assisted reproductive technologies) cycle or recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Considering Therapeutic Donor Inseminations (TDI)
  • Evaluation and problem identification for outside referral
  • Ending treatment without an ongoing pregnancy or delivery
  • Diagnosis of a multiple pregnancy
  • During or after a pregnancy achieved via third-party donation
  • During pregnancy after suffering a previous loss

Appointments can be made at the recommendation of your SRM physician, SRM nurse, or by self-referral. Call the SRM offices at 206-301-5000 or make an appointment next time you visit the practice.

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