If you have used the Internet to connect with others experiencing infertility either through online communities, blogs or other social media you may want to consider the following questions:
Does your struggle with infertility leave you feeling isolated? Do you ever wish you had someone to whom you could vent about the insensitive thing your mother-in-law said about deserving grandchildren? Or would you like someone who has “been there and done that” to ask for advice about how to talk to your doctor? Wouldn’t it be nice to share updates about your IVF with people who understand, but won’t give you awkward sad stares if it’s unsuccessful? Sometimes it’s just fun to compare what song you’ve adopted as your “Infertility Anthem” with people who share a common experience.
Decreased Sense of Isolation
Find a Support Group
A support group will help you feel less isolated, empower you with knowledge and validate your emotional response to the life crisis of infertility. Find a support group near you.
A support group can be most beneficial at certain points of the infertility experience: