Nina Danhorn, MS LPC NCC View Entire Blog

Infertility and Pregnancy/Baby Loss: Finding Support

If you are struggling with infertility or have gone through a pregnancy/baby loss, you are not alone (even though it may seem like you are). Ten to 15 percent of couples in the United States are infertile. As many as 40 percent of all pregnancies may end in miscarriage or pregnancy loss.
There never seem to be enough proper resources to support so many women who are longing for a child, but are not able to have one for some unfair or unknown reason...
Others around us usually do not know what to say and how to properly support a woman and a couple in need.It can sometimes be difficult to feel fully understood by people who have never experience such a loss.For this reason, people dealing with infertility are encouraged to join infertility support groups for help. Infertility/loss support groups can offer an understanding and informative place for you to discuss your experiences with infertility and loss.
Infertility support groups can offer:
Resources: Infertility support groups often provide members with resources and information about dealing with fertility and various fertility treatments.
Hope: Support groups work to foster positive feelings and inspire hope in those suffering from infertility. This hope will help you to move on in your fertility journey.
Understanding: Many people dealing with infertility feel as though they are not fully understood by those around them. Fertility support groups are made up of people who are experiencing similar situations and who will be able to understand just what you are going through.
Friendship: Support groups can help foster lasting friendships that will benefit you in the years to come.
Finding an Infertility Support Group
RESOLVE is an organization which provides numerous resources for couples struggling with infertility.
March of Dimes provides resources for premature baby loss.
sometimes has listings of support groups in your area.Many churches offer support groups for infertility and baby loss.

As someone who has been struggling with infertility for years and have gone through several losses, I would definitely recommend finding support either through a group or individual counseling.Suffering alone is not an option this holiday season!