Infertility

For some of you the infertility journey has been a very long and stressful process – for others it is a new journey.  The old saying, “there is no one size fits all” certainly applies to the feelings and reactions of coping with infertility.  Counseling offers coping strategies, understanding and a framework for some of the decision-making that accompanies the infertility journey. 

Listed below are just a few of the topics to be explored with Dr. Braverman:

  • Coping with depression and anxiety
  • Dealing with friends and family
  • Coping with work
  • Dealing with “life on hold” issues
  • Preparing for procedures
  • Couple’s communication
  • Single parents by choice
  • Same sex parents
  • Choosing to build your family with donor eggs
  • Choosing to build your family with donor sperm
  • Choosing to build your family with donor embryos
  • Working with gestational carrier/surrogate
  • Chronic illness and fertility
  • Parenting after infertility
  • When “enough is enough” and ending treatment
  • Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and decision-making
  • Collaborative care with the medical treatment team: How to work with medical professionals effectively
  • Organizing your questions and getting them answered
  • Introduction to guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, and hypnosis

 

In addition, Dr. Braverman evaluates ovum donors, sperm donors, and gestational carriers/surrogates.