Infertility

Infertility: Extra embryos –– too much of a good thing?

Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW

Guest Contributor

People attempting to conceive through in vitro fertilization may face the question of what to do with extra embryos, especially if they reach a point where they feel their family is complete.

Infertility: Other people’s pregnancies

Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW

Guest Contributor

One challenge for people with fertility issues is navigating other people’s pregnancies. Support and coping strategies can help maintain relationships.

Infertility: Maintaining privacy, avoiding secrecy

Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW

Guest Contributor

Couples coping with infertility also have to decide what to tell family and friends about their situation. It’s possible to preserve privacy by offering a simple truth without unnecessary detail.

Preserving fertility during cancer treatments

Cancer treatments –– and some cancers –– can affect fertility in both women and men. Variables include age at diagnosis, type of cancer, and type of treatment. If you’re wondering about options for preserving fertility, discuss this with your treatment team.

Infertility and regret: If only…

Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW

Guest Contributor

When reflecting on choices made when dealing with infertility, it’s easy for people to find themselves in a cyclical pattern of regret. Finding the strength to let go of such feelings can help people feel less burdened and allow them to move on.

Coping with infertility during the holidays: Darkness and light

Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW

Guest Contributor

Coping with infertility during the holidays can be hard. Here are some ideas that may help ease the emotional challenges of the season.