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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Father's Day Message from Marc Sherman

 
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Mother's Day Message from Marc Sherman

 
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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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