For individuals and couples wishing to have children, but who have been having difficulty doing so, the course to creating a family can be challenging. While there are options available, choosing among them can be a daunting task. There are many different roads towards parenthood, however no one can tell you what is right for you. That can be part of the frustration and stress - there is no right or wrong, no absolutes. Deciding on the best course of action and treatment can be overwhelming and confusing at times. Negotiating obstacles can place a great deal of stress on the individual, and on the couple relationship. Many describe the process as an emotional roller coaster. I also liken it to high stakes gambling.
Do you recognize any of the following feelings and experiences?
- the sense that no one really understands what you're going through, and even their attempts to be helpful make you feel bad; - feelings of depression, inadequacy, unfairness, and anger; - a sense of powerlessness and loss of control; - the feeling that intimacy has become "insemination"; - impatience with having to be patient.
If this sounds familiar, it is because I have not only professional but personal experience in the matter. I will help you explore your options, and decide on your best course of action. I will assist you in working through the stress, uncertainty, and relationship issues that may arise. I will help you tolerate the uncertainty, the multiple hurdles, the not knowing, the waiting time. For women contemplating single parenthood, I will help you through the process, including donor selection, and finding answers to questions such as what will it mean to parent without a partner.