How To Reach Out To Other Infertile Couples
A lack of reproductive health is one thing, but understanding how to reach out to other infertile couples is another. Heck, the fact that you and/or your partner might be infertile isn't exactly the easiest thing to understand. Yet, other infertile couples do exist; and yes, they have normal, productive lives. While the other infertile couples out there might deal with their problems in a different manner, never be afraid to try your own things.
Have these when you reach out to other infertile couples:
- A computer
- 2 years of test years
- Come to terms with your infertility. It may not be easy, but the first step in beating anything (or in this case, finding like-minded people) is to come to terms with the problem. Problems with conceiving within 2 years of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse with a fertile partner is essentially a diagnosis. Do not fret, however, just admit that the problem is there and that it must be recognized.
- Visit online websites for infertile couples and singles. The other infertile couples out there in the world have formed communities, many of which are centered around the Internet via websites and forums.
- Join support groups in your area. The computer can also be a very important tool in this. Many other infertile couples gather via this method, from support communities in churches to universities. These groups are excellent modes for connecting your personal life to real issues that affect your sexual health.
- Talk to close friends. Your best friends (not necessarily your run of the mill acquaintances) could possibly help bridge the gap between personal issues and comfort. Oftentimes we don't feel comfortable talking with other infertile couples whom we haven't met, which is completely understandable. Close friends might give support or even be unable to conceive themselves.
It's difficult trying to reach out to other infertile couples. The nature of being with other infertile couples might shock many, but is a great step towards openness with problems in life (and thus, resolutions). So go ahead and reach out to other infertile couples by being yourself with the partner you love: there is no shame in it.