How You Can Support Someone Who is Dealing With Infertility

Organic Conceptions is the first organization to research and map the psychological transitions of partners who overcame fertility challenges. We believe the most critical part of dealing with infertility is your relationships. While we focus primarily on the relationship one has with themselves and their partner, this includes the family and friends who want to support the partner trying to conceive. 

When a friend confides in you that they are having difficulty trying to conceive, it’s vital to know that being open and transparent with our feelings can be challenging. “It takes courage and vulnerability,” Marc Sherman, our co-founder, said. “But doing so can lead to greater levels of communications, validation, and clarity on your path forward.” 

If you have found yourself here, you want to support a loved one who is trying to...

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How Organic Conceptions Is Helping You Address the Stress of Infertility

On the path to parenthood, feelings of sadness, failure, jealousy, or grief when you’re dealing with infertility is understandable. It’s how these feelings impact your efforts that are worth exploring. One in eight couples struggle to get pregnant or sustain a pregnancy. The latest neuroscience studies are clear: Cognitive behavioral therapy helps balance and optimize emotional health, assisting couples in unlocking the bodymost significant potential for conception. 

Infertility and Stress 

The biological connection between emotional health and fertility is impossible to ignore for any couple looking to optimize their health for conception. Finding ways to minimize stress both on your own and with your partner while pursuing treatment can improve your conceiving chances.  It’s so much more than “just relax!”. It’s about cognitive-...

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Emotional Health Matters

Taking care of your health, fertility health, and addressing any concerns with your doctor to help you conceive are all vital in your path to parenthood. However, as we say often, emotional health also matters. The biological connection between emotional health and fertility is impossible to ignore for any couple looking to optimize their health for conception. 

When you’re trying to conceive a child, everyone tells you to exercise, eat a healthy diet, and take your vitamins. Our research shows that making similar investments in cognitive behavioral therapy techniques can also empower couples to enhance their emotional health, improving the environment for conception and quality of life overall.

What’s important to remember is there are so many options you have available to explore, and it’s wise to address all aspects of your health. As always, Organic Conceptions is here to support you every step of the way!

-The OC Team

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Keeping the Mind in the Mind-Body-Spirit Approaches to Well-Being

Women seeking treatment for “infertility” are increasingly considering alternative methods to help cope with the anxiety, stress, and uncertainty for the future they experience as they struggle with mainstream infertility treatment without success.  Mind-Body-Spirit approaches to treating infertility, whether used as standalone methods or accompaniments to traditional infertility treatments, offer women the opportunity to reconnect with their bodies and their spirits through movement, nutrition, and acupuncture (energy flow), to name but a few. 

As a researcher of women struggling with “infertility” we contend that we need to put the “Mind” back into a mind-body-spirit approach to health and well-being.  As a psychologist, I believe that movement, nutrition and energy flow are central to our well-being.  Through our research, we have also found that a cognitive restructuring is also necessary to help mitigate the isolation...

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