WellMama Resource Guide: Infertility
Although infertility affects 1 in 8 couples, many of them face the emotions surrounding infertility and the difficulty to conceive in isolation. These emotions range from a deep sense of loss to anger and shame.
WellMama provides a variety of support to women and their families struggling with emotions surrounding infertility, birth, and the postpartum period. Those struggling with these emotions are welcome to call our hotline at 1-800-896-0410 to participate in our Mama-to-Mama Peer Support Program or attend one of our weekly support groups.
This section of the WellMama Resource Guide will focus on emotions associated with infertility. If you would like to contribute to the WellMama Resource Guide, please email resource guide volunteer Mandy Lindgren.
Infertility can cause emotional upheaval for you as an individual and create stress in your relationship. Although infertility is a major life crisis for nearly 1 in every 8 couples (Resolve 2013), many couples struggle with their emotions privately.
Common emotions surrounding infertility center on loss.
Resolve: The National Infertility Association is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders.