Infertility and Mental Health: My Journey so Far
I found out about therapy about 5-6 years ago. I was skeptical about trying it for a number of reasons. At first it was because I didn’t think I could afford it. Then later on, I was just nervous about going to have an awkward interaction with a stranger. About 2 years ago, some work issues caused my self esteem to get even worse than it previously was so I decided to try therapy. I had two sessions over a 5 month period. I didn’t really like it. I didn’t want to try again.
Then I had 3 miscarriages within a year. That broke me. I couldn’t cope. I didn’t know what to do. After conversations with my husband, I decided to give therapy another try. It felt like a last resort. I found a good one through Instagram. I was expecting to hate it based on my past experience. I didn’t. I’ve been going for weekly sessions for about 3 months and it’s been extremely helpful. It’s not easy but it’s working for me. I’ve learned ways to cope with my fertility challenges and the emotions it evokes. It’s not sunshine everyday but I’m learning to show mercy to myself on the difficult days.