FERTILITYINFO – Counselling and Support


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 and not only were your fertility treatments put on hold, but like many Canadians, you were laid off from your job. How can you cope? Some of the aspects of infertility that make it 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 infertility journey, it’s so important to take care of…

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Simple Breathing Exercises to Cope with Infertility Anxiety

By: Amira Posner, MSW, RSW

November 23, 2017

In Buddhist philosophy, the main reason why humans suffer is because of our attachments and cravings. If we desire things we do not possess, then we suffer. But, if we are able to let those desires go the suffering will end. Many people dealing with infertility wish letting go was easy. The struggle of infertility is…

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Changing Your Infertility Experience with Gratitude

By: Amira Posner, RSW

September 11, 2017

Every night before I go to sleep, I write down three things I experienced throughout the day that I am grateful for. The exercise can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes, and the benefits are exponential. This practice of gratitude is especially significant when someone is in the midst of a struggle such as infertility, a…

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