Infertility is described as the inability to conceive a child or secondary infertility the inability to carry a pregnancy to term.
The overwhelming cause of infertility is physiological but the emotional impact is often described as the most devastating.
When faced with infertility it is normal but distressing for both the women and partner.
Typical reactions include:
Shock, grief, depression, anger and frustrations as well as loss of self-esteem, self-confidence and a sense of control over one’s own Destiney.
Relations may suffer not only with spouse/partner but also with family and friends.
- mood disorder
- Emotional fears