For many couples, trying to conceive can put a strain on their life, relationships, and overall well-being. It can cause you to question beliefs you have held for most of your life. In addition, going through fertility treatment itself can contribute to the stress.
It is important to acknowledge the emotional responses to infertility or genetic disorders. They can vary greatly through out this process and it is imperative to allow for space to express and work through these emotions.
- IUI- Intrauterine insemination is a fertility treatment that involves placing sperm inside a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilization. The goal of IUI is to increase the number of sperm that reach the fallopian tubes and subsequently increase the chance of fertilization.
- IVF- is the process of fertilization by manually combining an egg and sperm in a laboratory dish, and then transferring the embryo to the uterus.
- Donor eggs, embryo, sperm
- LGBTQI couples