A diagnosis of infertility can feel completely overwhelming. It is hard to think of anything beyond the immediate next steps of all the procedures and diagnostics. Here are some ways for you to care for yourself and cope through treatments. 1. Find Your Tribe! Support Groups, an online community, and good friends are all great resources. Having other women and men who have been through the struggle will help you know you are not alone. We have wonderful support groups ac
Written by Mandy Nielsen, Marketing Director Today I want to share some tips for setting goals while dealing with infertility. I have always found that New Years is often harder than Christmas while in the thick of infertility. Another year passing reminds me that the main goal I have wanted for so long remains out of reach, and there is no certainty what the coming year will bring either. Combine all of this with the endless social media posts about new additions and m
UIRC is pleased to to host The ART of Infertility here in Salt Lake in two months. Together, we are presenting a month-long art exhibit and a fundraiser gala. We have invited their founders, Elizabeth and Maria, to share a post here about their mission. What is The ART of Infertility (ART of IF)?
The ART of Infertility is an international arts organization started by the two of us, Elizabeth Walker and Maria Novotny, in 2014. The organization conducts art and writi
Infertility isn't easy. No one claims it is, but we don't talk enough about just how hard it can be on a person. Not just physically, but mentally and emotionally. As you deal with it, you ask yourself: Sure, I’m dealing with infertility, but do I really need counseling?
No, counseling certainly isn’t a requirement. Many women and men navigate the murky and tumultuous waters of infertility on their own, often with the support of others. But some of us need more. We mig
Alice and Jenny have been best friends since second grade. They graduated high school together, roomed together in college, and even got married in the same year. Alice loves having Jenny and her husband over for dinner and Jenny always calls Alice for advice. When two pink lines appeared on her home pregnancy test, Jenny immediately invited Alice over to surprise her with the good news. Alice’s reaction surprised Jenny-instead of sharing in her excitement, she looked like s
This post was written by our Clinical Directory,Whitney Barrell, LCSW. The original post can be found on her website, here. Last year you were sitting in the same spot in your home, looking at your tree and thinking to yourself, maybe next year I’ll be sitting here holding a baby. But, then the year goes by and it’s Christmas again and your arms are heavy with the sadness that only infertility can bring. The holidays are child-centric. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christma