In the United States there are 6.1 million women ages 15-44, who have difficulties conceiving and/or staying pregnant; that is 10 percent of the total female population. While infertility is linked to many medical issues, often a medical cause is unclear and treatment unsuccessful. Therefore, the psychological and emotional impacts of infertility are severe and far reaching. Grace Weyrauch at McDowell Mountain Counseling specializes in infertility counseling, including inability to conceive, miscarriages, difficulties associated with infertility treatment, surrogacy and egg donation. Grace has worked with many women and couples experiencing pregnancy struggles and loss. She provides compassionate, supportive and informative infertility counseling through her private practice, McDowell Mountain Counseling in Scottsdale, AZ.
Starting or growing your family through the experience of having a child is a key focus of life for many people. Yet, encountering infertility and pregnancy struggles can be life-changing and overwhelming for many women and couples. Depression, anxiety, loss of focus, anger, identity struggles, heightened stress and difficulties socializing are all typical responses to discovering and dealing with infertility. Furthermore, the strain on one's relationship can be detrimental and leave a couple feeling hopeless, helpless and alone. Alternatively, by seeking individual and/or joint infertility counseling, couples experiencing infertility can learn how to better heal from their loss and find ways to more effectively support each other in the next steps of their path together.
If you are one of the millions of Americans coping with infertility problems, know that assistance in the form of infertility counseling is available to help you navigate the emotions, difficult choices and changes that you are experiencing in your life, your relationship and within yourself.