A quick stroll through the greeting card aisle at your local drug store will leave you with the impression that Mother’s Day is a day overflowing with happiness, warmth, gratitude, and contentment. For at least 1 out of every 8 women (and their partners), the emotions associated with Mother’s Day are quite different.
At least 1 out of every 8 women in the United States is struggling with fertility issues. For the 1 in 8, the joyous decision to start a family can quickly lead to emotions such as loneliness, sadness, frustration, and helplessness as they find themselves unable to conceive or sustain a pregnancy.
As the Twin Cities’ premier provider of advanced fertility care, we focus our practice on providing compassionate care and cutting-edge treatments for infertility. We have seen first-hand how emotionally taxing infertility can be for women and couples, and recognize that days like Mother’s Day can be extremely difficult.
Having Support Is Critical
It’s important to be sensitive to partners, friends, siblings, and others who are experiencing infertility. Simply listening or being a shoulder to cry on when times are tough can go a long way. If you or your partner is struggling emotionally, the FertiCalm app is a wonderful resource that offers coping techniques for many common scenarios women face at various stages of their fertility journey.
Strong Women Play a Crucial Role in Our Lives
Infertility leaves people feeling very vulnerable, as there is so much that is outside of a patient’s control. On the flip side, women who fight through the ups-and-downs of fertility treatments in order to start a family are incredibly strong.
If you take a moment to think about the people who played an important role in your upbringing, we suspect many of them were strong, empowered women such as teachers, aunts, grandmothers, godmothers, librarians and neighbors.
Mother’s Day is a good day to remember that all women – not just biological or adoptive mothers – have a role to play in nurturing the next generation.
There Is More Hope Than Ever Before
Fertility treatments such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) make the dream of starting a family more achievable for the 1 in 8. Using donor eggs is an option for women who haven’t had success in treatments using their own eggs.
Despite the advancements that have been made in advanced reproductive technologies, our staff and physicians at CRM remain our most important technology. We are committed to providing care that is genuine and compassionate, and our IVF success rates exceed the national delivery rate in every category.
There is no guaranteed outcome to a woman’s fertility journey, but you can rely on the professionals at CRM to stand by you every step of the way as you pursue your treatment options. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations in Minneapolis or St. Paul.