While your doctor understands the medical issues involved with infertility, at The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh, our master’s level professional counselors also understand the emotional journey you’re taking and the adjustment issues you’re likely to face.
We have decades of experience helping individuals and families to understand and resolve their feelings surrounding infertility.
Whether you’re dealing with a new diagnosis, or you’re at the end of the process and asking yourself “what now?”, support and counseling can help you sort through your options and work through the related emotional issues.
These issues can include:
- Marital conflict
- How to communicate with family and friends
- Coping with grief
- Talking through questions as to your next step, such as
- “Should I/we proceed with IUI or IVF?”
- “Should I/we consider surrogacy?”
- “What issues do I/we have to think about if we want to use a donor egg/sperm/embryo?”
- “Is adoption an option for me/us?”
- “Can I/we see myself/ourselves without children?”
For more information on individual or couples counseling for infertility, contact Erika Schmitt, Director of Adoption and Permanency Services at 412-441-4884 or firstname.lastname@example.org