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Fertility

Challenges

The Family Building Journey

Are attempts to control your fertility completely stressing you out? Do you experience significant anxiety, depression, anger, stress, grief, sadness, hopelessness or pessimism related to fertility? Does your desire to build a family overwhelm your thoughts? Do you have difficulty engaging in meaningful relationships and enjoyable activities? Or perhaps you are living in quiet shame and feeling isolated...

When to seek support:

  • a new infertility diagnosis

  • deciding which treatment option to pursue

  • beginning IVF treatment

  • when you and your partner have differing opinions regarding treatment

  • pregnancy loss or multiple failed IVF cycles

  • when considering 3rd party assistance such as egg/sperm/embryo donation or surrogacy

  • when exploring adoption or deciding to live childfree

  • pregnancy after infertility

You are not alone. We can help.

 
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GENERAL FERTILITY SUPPORT GROUPS

Is infertility stressing you out?

Are you feeling isolated… anxious, depressed, angry, sad, or hopeless because of fertility challenges? Does your desire to build a family overwhelm and preoccupy you?

Join us.​

 

WHEN: Every second and fourth Monday of each month from 6:30pm - 7:30pm

WHERE: Online

 

COST: Free

 

This is a FREE drop-in support group open to individuals and couples facing fertility challenges in all stages of the fertility process (both primary and secondary fertility challenges welcome) who are seeking additional coping skills and an emotional support system. Facilitated by Jamie Van Zanen, LCSW and Emma Rouda, ASCW (Supervised by Jessica Sorci, LMFT #53881).

 

Together we will:

 

  • Create a supportive community

  • Explore and break down common infertility challenges

  • Improve coping strategies and awareness

PREGNANCY AFTER
INFERTILITY GROUP

Are you pregnant after infertility?
Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety, grief or cautious optimism?
Does your identity feel in limbo????
(No longer fertility challenged - but not the average pregnant woman)

Are you seeking community with other pregnant women who get it?

 

Open to pregnant people at any stage in pregnancy who have experienced fertility challenges (including recurrent pregnancy loss) and have utilized reproductive assistance to achieve pregnancy. Facilitated by Jamie Van Zanen, LCSW

WHEN: Every 1st Thursday of each month @ 5:30-6:45pm

Beginning Oct. 4th: Every 1st Monday of the month @ 6:30-7:30pm

WHERE: Online

COST: $45 per session

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FOR WOMXN OF COLOR

Fertility Support Group

This FREE drop-in support group focuses on intersectionality and the unique challenges that fertility can bring to Womxn of Color. 

Much like our Fertility Support Group, this group is open to those facing fertility challenges in all stages of the process, who are seeking additional coping skills, community and an emotional support system. 

Facilitated by Minagrace Drake, LMFT.

Together we will:

 

  • Create a supportive community

  • Explore and break down common infertility challenges

  • Improve coping strategies and awareness

WHEN: Every 2nd Thursday of each month @ 6-7pm

WHERE: Online

COST: FREE

SECONDARY FERTILITY
SUPPORT GROUP

Do you question where you fit into the world of infertility when you already have one or more children, but desperately want more?

 

Are you struggling to balance caring for your child along with the emotional, physical and spiritual challenges of fertility treatment?

 

Do you experience feelings of guilt, anxiety, depression, hopelessness and/or isolation?

 

Join us.

When: Every third Monday of each month from 6:30- 7:30pm

 

Facilitated by Emma Rouda, Associate Clinical Social Worker (supervised by Jamie Van Zanen, LCSW #61669)

 

Where: Via Zoom - RSVP for login info

 

Cost: Free

 

This FREE drop-in support group focuses on the unique challenges associated with a Secondary Infertility diagnosis.

 

Much like our general Fertility Support Group, this group is open to individuals and couples facing secondary fertility challenges who are seeking additional coping skills, community and an emotional support system.

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