Infertility by definition, is a difficulty in conceiving despite having regular unprotected sex. Finding yourself here – perhaps after a frustrating period of trying to conceive – can be painful and can involve a number of very difficult decisions on what happens next. Fertility treatments can also be physically uncomfortable, time-consuming and exhausting, placing great emotional demands on those involved. Talking to someone who is not directly involved can help you to come to terms with the situation.
The experience of pregnancy, whether planned or unplanned, can be confusing and stressful, and may cause mixed feelings. For example, you may have concerns about how it could change your relationships. Therapy can help you understand your feelings towards your pregnancy, or explore difficult emotions following a miscarriage, stillbirth or termination.