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Counselling For Infertility


It seems ironic sometimes that there are so many women, who keep aborting unwanted pregnancies, and there are other women, who are so much trying to get pregnant, but are unsuccessful. If you are someone from the latter group, then you should not feel disheartened, as there are many things that you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant. If you are feeling too much stressed, nevertheless, you might consider to go for counselling for infertility problems.

Through counselling you have an opportunity to explore your feelings about hard and potentially stressful circumstances, in an accepting environment. You should remember that counsellors are non judgemental, and their prime objective is to help you with the current pressing problem. You can look forward to some emotional support being provided by the counsellors for the stress that you are facing, from some unsuccessful treatment or treatments that you might have gone through.

If you have recently gone through a treatment for infertility, which didn’t work, then a counsellor will help you in making you express your feelings; this would make it easier for you, to some extent, to accept what has happened. This is extremely important, as otherwise your feelings can result in damaging your relationships.

The counsellors are highly specialized people, and have very high level of training and expertise in counselling. You would find that almost all of them would be possessing double qualification in medicine, psychology or nursing; they also would have very relevant experience with infertility counselling.

Who can benefit from Counselling?

Infertility is a condition, which is stressful for most of the women; yet, each woman will vary in her response and ability to cope with this condition. Not all women with infertility issues would require counselling. However, it is important to note that some potential for damage, whether to a relationship or an individual, is always there. Counselling assists the couples to be more prepared emotionally, and can help in minimizing the stress, that they are encountering.

All the women who are undergoing infertility problem are recommended to go for counselling by The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act. Counselling is meant to make you better equipped to deal with, otherwise, very stressful situations; but it does not imply, in any way, that an individual is not capable to cope with the current problem at hand.

What should you expect?

If you think you would like to go for counselling, you can expect to see an independent counsellor. A single session usually lasts for one hour and you would be required to pay a fee for it. How many total numbers of sessions would be required is variable, and would depend on the needs of the client.

You can rest assured that counselling would be always strictly confidential, and no information, whatsoever, would be disclosed without your permission. For any further questions and queries that you might have about the purpose or nature of counselling, you can ask them to your doctor or counsellor.