At the Family Fertility Center (FFC), we appreciate that infertility and it’s treatment may be demanding, both physically and emotionally and that undertaking infertility treatment can be both an exciting but also challenging process.
In line with our philosophy of providing the best care possible, we have a “counseling” service that is readily available to you, and we encourage you to see this service as another component of our care for you.
How will I know if I need to see a Counselor?
We know that men and women cope very differently with their infertility.
Each partner is likely to deal with feelings in different ways, which may make it harder to support one another. Counseling can help you to recognize and understand these differences, helping to enhance communication within your relationship. Sometimes, talking about your expectations of treatment, and each other can lead to more understanding and tolerance of your partner’s position.
Consulting Your Doctor
Regardless of your age, see your doctor if you have not fallen pregnant with six months, if you have any of the following
- Irregular or absent menstrual periods
- Difficulties with sexual intercourse
- History of pelvic infection
- Two or more miscarriages
- History of using an IUD for birth control
- Prostate infections in the male partner
- Sterilisation reversal in either partner
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Breast discharge
- History of sexually transmitted disease
- Excessive acne or facial hair