Coping as a Couple By Meg Sullivan MA, LMSW Well-being, a state of natural inner balance and self-worth, is deeply challenged by the negative emotions we experience while trying to get pregnant without success. It is virtually impossible to separate the physical issues of infertility from the emotional and spiritual processes that go with it.
When the Holidays are not so Happy By Meg Sullivan, MA, LMSW Whether you are riding the emotional and physical roller coaster of infertility procedures or coping with a miscarriage or stillborn pregnancy, the expectations of family gatherings or social gatherings where children or pregnant women are attending can seem like a burden. A major
The Spiritual Wound of Infertility By Meg Sullivan, MA, LMSW While dealing with infertility have you ever found yourself vulnerable to such thoughts as: “God is punishing me.” “How can God let this happen?” “So many people who don’t even want kids get pregnant so easily!” “My whole family has been praying so hard…and our
Create a Comfort Drawer This week you can create a comfort drawer. Inevitably in life there are situations where you are stretched to your limits of coping, feel overwhelmed, and are drained of the ability to provide yourself with comforts derived from within. A comfort drawer is a physical entity that you can retreat to
Ten Tips for Coping with the Fertility Process by Meg Sullivan, MA, MSW Psychotherapist, Natural Healer What in many peoples’ minds is a very private matter-conceiving a baby-becomes public domain when there are difficulties in this process. Doctors, nurses, counselors and technicians while there to help, are now privy to intimate matters involving your reproductive