FERTILITYINFO – Counselling and Support


Strategies to Help Develop Resilience During Fertility Treatment

By: Reina Zatylny MSW, RSW

September 14, 2020

When I ask my fertility clients to describe the most difficult thing they’ve had to overcome in their lives, many tell me that infertility is the most challenging. My clients are bright, thoughtful, and work hard for what they want. They’re used to taking control of their lives to attain their goals, and, up to…

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The Importance of Resilience During Fertility Treatment

July 17, 2020

During the course of fertility treatment, many patients experience burn out and emotional exhaustion. However, according to Dr. Alice Domar, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Domar Centre for Mind/Body Health, if patients stay in treatment longer, they have a much better chance of getting pregnant. Numerous studies that characterize chances to conceive underscore this fact:…

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Infertility and Your Relationship During a Pandemic

By Dara Roth Edney, MSW., RSW.

June 12, 2020

Whether you are part of a couple struggling to have a baby, or on your own using a donor without success, it can be devastating and isolating. Infertility and reproductive loss takes a toll, with people feeling the impact of these experiences personally and in their most intimate relationships. Single people and those who are…

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Finding Flow: Dealing with the Challenges of COVID-19 and Fertility Treatment

By: Erica Berman, PhD

May 27, 2020

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You were dealing with the challenges of working and trying to prepare for your next fertility treatment. Then COVID-19 hit. How can you cope? Some of the aspects of infertility that make it so overwhelming – lack of control, long wait periods, and uncertainty – are also what makes living through the Covid-19 pandemic so…

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Coping With The Two-Week Wait: An Emotional Perspective

By: Reina Zatylny MSW, RSW

December 18, 2019

THE TWO-WEEK WAIT – that is, the time from intercourse or insemination or embryo transfer until your blood pregnancy test – is one of the most difficult times of all during treatment. Because we’re here to help throughout your journey, we sat down with three of TRIO’s experts and asked them for medical advice, coping…

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“A shared problem is a problem halved”: Share your fertility challenges by participating in TRIO’s online support groups

November 26, 2019
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One in six Canadians faces infertility. Yet, we hear over and over that people feel that they face this journey alone. TRIO wants you to know you are not alone. There are so many others out there just like you. As you are going through your fertility journey, it’s so important to take care of…

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