The Fertility Chair: National Infertility Awareness Week --April 24-30, 2022
It’s National Infertility Awareness week and Family Tree Wellness would like to take a moment to acknowledge our fertility community!
Are you currently living with fertility challenges?
An infertility diagnosis can often evoke a myriad of emotions that may include anxiety, depression, grief, anger and/or hope. It is also common to experience feelings of isolation or disconnection from friends, family, your community or even the world at large.
Here at Family Tree Wellness, we want you to know that all of your feelings are welcome and you don’t have to experience your fertility challenges alone. We offer both individual and couples therapy, as well as FREE weekly support groups:
General Fertility Support Group
Secondary Fertility Support Group
Pregnancy After Infertility Support Group
Do you currently have a friend or family member experiencing fertility challenges?
Supporting your loved one can be difficult when you’re uncertain of what to say or do. Let us give you a few tips:
Lend an ear
Let them know you care
Acknowledge and welcome their feelings
Honor their possible need for space and privacy
Ask them how they would prefer to receive pregnancy announcements
Ask “what’s taking so long?”
Give unsolicited baby-making advice
Mention the passage of time
Expect detailed accounts of their family-building process
For more information regarding Family Tree Wellness and how we can support you on your path to parenthood, please visit us at www.familytreewellness.org.
Written by Jamie Van Zanen, LCSW