Stress and Infertility
Support for managing the stress of infertility treatment
Because the drive to reproduce is one of our most basic instincts, unanticipated difficulties conceiving can have a negative impact on everything from your outlook on life to your closest relationships. Couples may find that by the time they are diagnosed with infertility and are initiating treatment, an array of emotions, often contradictory, are coming to bear on the decisions that they make and their outlook on treatment.
Research has shown that the stress associated with fertility treatment can be at a level comparable to the stress associated with serious illness. Patients who seek emotional support early in treatment are often better prepared for their experiences and find it significantly less stressful than patients who do not.
The Domar Center provides a wide range of services to meet the diverse needs of patients: individual and couples counseling, and group programs where you meet other people who are experiencing feelings similar to your own.
Our mind/body programs were developed by Alice Domar, PhD, based on her world-renowned clinical program and groundbreaking research. Dr. Domar is a pioneer in the application of mind/body medicine and the executive director of the Domar Center. Her programs have been clinically proven to reduce the distress associated with infertility. We believe that stress reduction and counseling can help you to be comfortable and confident while undergoing treatment.