Skip to content

Infertility: Emotional and Social Support

Make an Appointment

Our team is here to help you make an appointment with the specialists that you need.

Infertility: Emotional and Social Support

Overview

When you have infertility, you may feel alone, confused, or scared. Talking with others about your feelings can help. Here are some places you may find support.

  • Family and friends. They can help you cope by giving you comfort and encouragement.
  • Counseling. Professional counseling can help you understand and deal with your infertility, and the emotions that may come with it.
  • Your doctor. Find a doctor you trust and feel comfortable with. Be open and honest about your fears and concerns.
  • Spiritual or religious groups. These groups can provide comfort. And they may be able to help you find counseling or other social support services.
  • Support groups. In a support group, you can talk to others who have had similar experiences. Your doctor may be able to tell you about groups in your community. You may also be able to find support in online groups, forums, or discussion boards.

Finding a support group

Finding a support group that works for you may take time. There are many options. Some groups have a group leader who helps lead discussions or shares information. Others are less formal. Some meet in person, while others meet online.

Try using these resources to help you find the best support group for you.

  • Your doctor, health care team, or counselor.
  • People with the same health concern.
  • Your local church, mosque, synagogue, or other religious group.
  • A city, state, or national group that provides support for your health concern. Check your local library or community center for a list of these groups. Or look for information online.
  • Your local community, friends, and family.

Related Information

Credits

Current as of: April 19, 2023

Author: Healthwise Staff
Clinical Review Board
All Healthwise education is reviewed by a team that includes physicians, nurses, advanced practitioners, registered dieticians, and other healthcare professionals.

This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise, Incorporated, disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information. Your use of this information means that you agree to the Terms of Use. Learn how we develop our content.