FERTILITY & ALTERNATIVE FAMILY PLANNING
Building and implementing your unique family plan is a journey with up and downs. Trying to get pregnant later in life can often involve invasive medical procedures that can become tiring, stressful, and anxiety-provoking over time. Repeated failed cycles can wear on you. You may question your feminity or your value as a mother, partner, and woman. And for those of us who experience pregnancy loss, sometimes multiple times over the course of the journey, we find ourselves struggling with grief, anger, self-doubt, and a multitude of other complicated emotions.
Our clinicians specialize in helping you learn skills and tools to safely and effectively navigate your journey. We recognize that everyone has a different idea of family, and a different experience of the journey there. Some of us are in one of the 10% of heterosexual couples who experience infertility. We all have different needs: Some couples struggle with infertility for a long time, others may be interested in becoming single parents with the use of donor sperm, donor eggs or via the use of a gestational carrier. Some may want to preserve their fertility because Mr. Right is not there yet or plan for the future and focus on career and freeze embryos as a couple. If you are a member of LGBTQ community, you may have different needs and challenges. You may want to foster or adopt (or both). You may want to look to freeze your eggs so you can focus on your careers first. You may not want to have children. As varied as the journey to familyhood is, you can rest assured that our clinicians have just as varied of an approach to supporting you, utilizing evidence-based techniques to help you plan, prepare, cope, vent, grieve and, ultimately, celebrate the family you’re looking to build.
Treatment options that our practice offers:
Brief Psychodynamic psychotherapy
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Partners often respond differently to the stress and grief, which can create conflict in relationship.
Some partners experience withdrawn, some partners experience intensifying emotions to connect with their partners.
Our practice offer EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) to help partners to identify and express their emotions in nonjudgemental and a safe space.
During this journey our practice work closely with https://laivfclinic.com/drbayrakfertilityspecialist/ for consultation if any of our clients are seeking for further medical advice.