If you’re dealing with infertility one of the ways you can get additional guidance and help along the way is by joining a support group or community. When you talk to others who are experiencing the same kinds of challenges you can more easily work through your own concerns.
Feeling less alone can have a big impact on your quality of life, and on your ability to keep working toward what matters to you, like starting or expanding your family. Here are four big reasons to join a support group for infertility.
- Expand Your Community and Reduce Loneliness
Expanding your community and the support it can provide is a great way to feel less alone. Groups like RESOLVE, DailyStrength, The Bump: Infertility, and the IVF Support Group Facebook page can be great resources to help. The RESOLVE community also has a specific male support group and other resources, because as we all know, it’s not just women that deal with infertility.
- Get Knowledge and Information From Others in Your Situation
When you have a support group you can gain valuable information that you might not get in other places or through other sources. Getting knowledge from people in your same situation can be extremely helpful.
- Decrease Depression, Potentially Making Conceiving Easier
Having support can help reduce depression, and being less depressed increases the chances of conceiving. Not only that, but it’s just good for your overall outlook and mental health to get depression under control and reduce its impact on your life.
- Learn Good Coping Skills to Get Through Hard Times
Coping with a failed treatment or other upsetting news is much easier when you have people you can turn to. The more you interact with your support group, the more you can learn about coping strategies that might work for you.
No matter where you are in your fertility journey, or what challenges you’re facing with it, having people who understand and can help you makes a difference. It can help you find new options, feel included, and have a better outlook on life.
We welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you may have about your fertility treatment. Here at the Fertility Institute of San Diego, you will be treated with compassion and care. Please contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation today!