Your self-doubt is completely valid.
When you’re struggling to start a family, it’s natural to ride this roller-coaster of feelings, from the loneliness of thinking nobody shares your frustration, to the helplessness of believing that you’ll never become a mom. In fact, so many women have dealt with exactly what you’re experiencing.
That’s why there’s therapy specifically for your situation.
Infertility counseling exists to let you get everything off your chest -all the despair, all the anger, all the pain- so your internalized distress doesn’t get out of control; and, to educate you on other avenues for having kids.
Infertility counseling exists to tell you that you’re not alone, there’s life beyond the unimaginable heartache, and there are solutions out there.
How do I know this? Because your story is my story.
Ever since I met my husband, I knew I wanted to have children with him. There was just one problem: my body didn’t want to cooperate.
At 31 years of age, I was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure. My world completely crumbled. There’s nothing more devastating than hearing “you cannot have a baby on your own” from your doctor’s mouth, and that was the reality I was being faced with.
I went through every fertilization attempt and hormonal treatment you can imagine. The pain was excruciating, and the mood swings were almost too much to cope with. I faced grief, sorrow, shame, desperation, and loneliness while longing for a little one to call my own.
Every friend I knew was having their babies, and I was constantly wondering, “when is it my turn?” “when will I be a mom?”
Well, fast forward 2 years, and I am the mother of a happy, healthy baby.
Although my story might be messy, it’s real.
I know what you’re feeling now. I know what it’s like to watch other people become parents while you anxiously await that day. And more than anything, I know how to help you get to the other side. The mental battle of infertility is one you should never have to go through alone.
I’m here to make sure that doesn’t happen.
My therapeutic approach combines two philosophies:
It might not seem like it now, but your story is far from over. There’s a world of promise in front of you.