Carolina Counseling Services - Taking Care of Your Emotional Health When You Have Infertility Issues
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Taking Care of Your Emotional Health When You Have Infertility Issues
It is common for people to feel that it is their innate role to procreate. The feeling is reinforced by the sociocultural norms and expectations with fertility being greatly valued in many cultures. In fact, pregnancy and motherhood are considered milestones in a woman’s life in certain cultures. Among men, siring children is often associated with their robust and macho image. Thus, one’s inability to bear a child, which may be viewed as a life goal, can cause an emotional crisis to the infertile individual.
Infertility as a Source of Stress
Infertility is linked to depression because it is a major source of chronic stress. According to Khademi et al. (2011), the stress caused by infertility is comparable to those diagnosed with cancer and those on cardiac rehabilitation after a stroke or heart attack.
Men and women who don’t want to seek medical help may be saddled by intense negative emotions wrought by fear, anxiety, and maybe even shame. Those who painstakingly made fertility treatments and rituals a part of their day-to-day lives are similarly stressed with waiting, apprehension, nerve-wracking negative results, and not to mention, the exorbitant cost of fertility programs.
Emotional Health: A Related Infertility Concern
Because infertility can be a potent cause of depression and anxiety, its full impact on a person can’t be underestimated. They may experience grief and may manifest denial and anger. Some may also exhibit social withdrawal or feel guilt and/or shame as the reality sinks. All these emotions can alarmingly push the person towards the brink of depression or anxiety.
Alternatively, a person having difficulty to accept the sad truth may also exhibit depressive symptoms as a reaction. Without paying attention to the emotional health of the person, depression can take a downward spin making the person lose control over one’s life.
On Top of the Fertility Help
If you are struggling with infertility, know that the infertility issue can be addressed by an appropriate medical solution, if it is possible at all. Meanwhile, don’t ignore your emotional health. It will help to feel and think positive as you have to make a lot of decisions around this time. If medicine finds the right help for you, you would want to be your best when your bundle of joy comes bouncing after the long wait. If your infertility is ongoing, you would still want to live a full life with the people who love and care for you.
Care for your emotional health starts by calling Carolina Counseling Services in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Let one of the independently contracted therapists of the Carolina Counseling Services in Fuquay-Varina assists you in facing your life crisis to be able to look beyond it with courage and positivity.
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Carolina Counseling Services contracts with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists that provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Carolina Counseling Services Fuquay-Varina contracts with friendly, caring therapists who assist adult individuals, couples, families, and children with resolving issues and getting back to enjoying their lives. Whether you are non-military or military, it will always been a pleasure to work with you. CCS and the independently contracted therapists are able and happy to assist active duty dependents and retired military and their families.
Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services
Counties: Wake County NC
Cities: Fuquay-Varina NC, Holly Springs NC, Angier NC, Duncan NC, Chalybeate Springs NC, Feltonville NC, Garner NC, Kennebec NC, Willow Springs NC, Cokesbury NC, Holland NC, Wilbon NC