Along with providing bereavement and loss therapy in Beaconsfield for people who have lost loved ones such as friends or parents, I also work with people going through miscarriage or fertility issues. This is a particularly sensitive area, and one that many people struggle to talk about. There continues to be quite a stigma around discussing the complications that surround conceiving and pregnancy.
It could be that you are currently undergoing IVF treatment (In Vitro Fertilisation), or other treatments such as IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) or ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection). Going through this process can be stressful, upsetting, and exasperating. A lot of people feel deeply uncomfortable talking about these issues; they may feel inadequate, or somehow ‘less’ because they’re having problems with pregnancy. Opening up about these issues to friends or family can feel like too much, especially if they have children of their own.
Struggling to conceive, or losing a child during pregnancy, is always painful. I have provided counselling in Beaconsfield for many people who have gone through one of these experiences, or even both, and often they will speak about how ‘alone’ they feel – as if nobody understands their situation. They might believe that they have ‘failed’ in some way; they may become withdrawn and feel like there’s something ‘wrong’ with them.
People tend to speak about pregnancy as a ‘natural’ phenomenon – something that every woman should be able to do without any problems, but this is just wrong. There are so many out there going through fertility treatment, conceiving problems, or the pain of miscarriage who suffer in silence, and this should never be the case.
The truth is that pregnancy is an extremely delicate, complex phenomenon. It differs for each person. There are many challenges that can come along. Problems happen frequently, and women should always feel like they can talk about them.
If you are struggling with any aspect of fertility treatment or pregnancy, I offer friendly, non-judgemental, strictly confidential fertility counselling in Beaconsfield and online. This is your time to talk about how you are feeling in any way you see fit. Give me a call at any time to set up an initial session.