Emotional Support

Infertility can be physically and emotionally challenging for women and men trying to have a baby. It can be a life crisis for many, often described as an emotional rollercoaster.

Infertility can also cause feelings of isolation. But, our patients are not alone. Support is available to help women and men cope with the ups and downs and the emotional challenges they may face while trying to conceive.

RMA of Philadelphia and Central Pennsylvania work with a number of support professionals who specialize in issues affecting women and men struggling with infertility. Support groups, mind-body programs and individual or couples counseling can help address the personal needs of each of our patients. We encourage our patients to seek emotional support and help connect our patients with a support professional, to learn ways to cope with the stress and emotional challenges infertility can cause.

Our team of mental health professionals and counselors specialize in reproductive health, and works closely with our patients, providing consultation and treatment services. They are dedicated to helping women and men experiencing medical problems including infertility, pregnancy, and pregnancy loss. Our counselors use a variety of techniques to help patients through the emotional rollercoaster of infertility treatment, including guided imagery, hypnosis, and various relaxation techniques.

Links to Patient and Professional Sites

We recognize that it is important for our patients to have reliable, accessible, and trustworthy information regarding their fertility journey. To help you learn more about fertility and your treatment options, we have provided links to some additional websites that provide accurate and useful information, as well as support.

As always, we are here to help. Please feel free to contact us directly to ask specific questions so that we can assist you throughout your journey to build a family.

RESOLVE: the National Infertility Association

A non-profit support group for fertility patients, including local chapters.

American Fertility Association

American Fertility Association is a national non-profit organization which provides information about reproductive and family building options, educational outreach events, and patient support.

Fertile Hope

Fertile Hope is an informational and supportive resource for cancer patients interested in fertility preservation or coping with infertility.

Tinina Q. Cade Foundation

The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation (TQCF) is a non-profit organization that serves the needs of families battling infertility. Through education and outreach, they support families struggling with infertility, and strive to educate outside communities about relevant and related issues.

Fertility Lifelines

Sponsored by EMD Serono (Pharmaceutical) – Information about fertility, including live support.

PCOSA

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association (PCOSA) is a national organization operated by women with polycystic ovarian syndrome that offers friendship, support, treatment, and information relating to PCOS.

Endometriosis Association

The Endometriosis Association is a non-profit, self-help organization providing information and support for women with endometriosis and the medical community.

IPOFA

International Premature Ovarian Failure Association (IPOFA) site provides community support and information to women with Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) and their loved ones.