If you and your spouse/partner are struggling with infertility, you are not alone. It is estimated that 10 to 15% of couples struggle with infertility. Your desire to have a child is so strong and unless someone has been through this challenge, they can not know the pain you may be experiencing. Common feelings include shock, grief, anger, frustration and depression.
You may also feel lower self confidence, lower self esteem or a feeling of being in limbo and not knowing what the future holds. Starting the process of fertilization or insemination also presents challenges and stress.
It feels unfair and it is. You don’t need to go through this difficult time alone. If you reach out to talk to others who understand and have knowledge of the emotional stress infertility can cause, it can help in so many ways.