Couples Coaching

An infertility diagnosis can have a huge bearing on your self-esteem and create insecurities within your relationship. Often, couples are blind-sided when told they are infertile, and experience a sense of being out of control. Let us help you regain that control, together with your spouse, to execute a plan of action that will work for both spouses. We help you keep the crucial lines of communication open as you cope with your journey and move forward with positive steps.

Bill ensuring equal access to fertility services for same-sex couples

he California State Senate has voted to approve a bill that would ensure that women in same-sex relationships and single women can access fertility services on the same terms as women in different-sex relationships. Assembly Bill 2356, would allow women using known donors to access certain fertility procedures that are less expensive and more effective.

How to Avoid Having Infertility Problems Affect a Marriage

If you are at the stage of feeling that the challenge of infertility is an ever-present heavy weight between the two of you but you have stopped talking about how it is affecting your feelings, dampening the spontaneity and affection previously felt and now even making love has almost become a chore, it’s time to come to grips with how this is damaging your marriage.

5 Embarrassing pregnancy sex questions answered

You may have questions about sex during pregnancy, and chances are some sex questions may be embarrassing. When your doctor or midwife asks if you have any questions, do you ask all of them? If your answer is no, don’t be embarrassed! Christine Swartz, M.D., of West Suburban Medical Center, has answers to five common questions about sex during pregnancy.

Let’s Talk About (Pregnant) Sex

One minute, the sight of your partner makes you want to put him out with the weekly garbage; the next, you might want to play a couple of rounds of naked Twister. See, as your estrogen and progesterone levels rise, they cause changes in your body that boost libido. Estrogen in particular, serves such pregnancy-related functions as boosting blood flow to your uterus.

Sex During Fertility Treatments — Bringing Sexy Back

If you’re dealing with fertility issues, you’ve got a lot of stress ruling your sex life. Between medical interventions and sex on demand, your libido may have bottomed out. Can sex during treatments be sexy? Infertility takes a toll on you physically, emotionally, financially and sometimes spiritually on individuals and their relationships.

How to Deal with Adversity in Your Life
While exercise can help you manage long-term stress, working out when you’re worked up may make you feel worse: “The activity can add energy to the negative emotions you’re experiencing, amplifying the stress impact on your brain and your body,” says psychologist Deborah Rozman, PhD, the Institute of HeartMath’s founding executive director.

Emotional aid important when facing infertility

Mara Kofoed was not always hopeful about having kids. When she first started trying for children in 2004, and learned that she had fertility issues, her life seemed full of fear and anxiety. She worried she’d never have children. Kofoed is one of the 7.4 percent — 2.1 million — of married women aged 15-44 who are infertile, according to the Center for Disease Control.

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