FERTILITYINFO – Counselling and Support


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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Is Fertility Counselling Useful?

By: Dr. Paul Chang MD, FRCSC, REI

June 9, 2017

It has been estimated that one in six women today have fertility troubles. With more women trying to have children in their mid-to-late thirties, age related decline in fertility is becoming the number one cause of infertility. What I’m trying to say is you are not alone. My patients often ask me if stress has…

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Maintaining Relationship Unity While Going Through Fertility Treatments

By: Reina Zatylny, MSW, RSW Individual & Couple Therapist

June 9, 2017

Couples can face many challenges while trying to have a child. One especially difficult challenge that some couples face is keeping their relationship intact as fertility issues often impose emotional and psychological stress on relationships, sometimes leading to discord and separation. Couples who are able to maintain a high degree of unity in the face…

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