Coping with Infertility


By: Jonette R. Bronson, Ph.D.

Each individual experiences infertility in her or his own unique and valid way. While no one can predict one person's reaction to a diagnosis or treatment recommendation, many have similar reactions to this life-changing event.

Emotional/psychological experiences may include:

Suggestions for coping more effectively:

It is important to maintain the perspective that treatment is a means to an end, and to realize that you are very likely to become a parent someday soon.

Infertility is like a broken bone. When it heals, it will be stronger than ever, but on rainy days, it hurts…….

Resources

Dr. Bronson holds a PhD. in clinical psychology and has been a consultant for the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine for the past decade.

Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine

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