For the month of April, we are talking about infertility. Here is the ‘clinical’ definition of the term:
Infertility is defined as the inability to establish a clinical pregnancy after 12 months of regular, unprotected intercourse or due to impairment to reproduce either as an individual or with their partner.
We know, however, that infertility is so much more than this. It is an emotional rollercoaster that takes its toll on an individual and a couple.
It’s a journey that can be filled with judgment, despair, hope, and loneliness. Infertility can bring even the strongest couples a great deal of heartache, and it is important to recognize the psychological impact that it has on people.
It is also important to recognize that it is very common, and many people go through infertility but are too ashamed to talk about it.
Here are Biltmore Psychology and Counseling, we encourage you to seek outside support. Whether it’s friends or family, or someone more professional like a counselor or a therapist who is able to help. You are not alone, and should not have to go through this hardship alone.