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How can therapy help me in my fertility & pregnancy journey?

April 4, 2024

black and white picture of a pregnant woman holding her stomach in Manhattan. Therapy can help you with pregnancy and your fertility journey.

Each woman who decides to start a family has a unique experience with this process, and it is so important to have an outlet to explore the feelings that come up through this journey. Therapy can be highly beneficial during your fertility and pregnancy journey in several ways:

1. Emotional Support

Fertility and pregnancy can be emotionally challenging and stressful, especially if you encounter difficulties or complications. Therapy provides a safe and supportive space to express your feelings, fears, and anxieties, helping you process and cope with these emotions.

2. Coping Strategies

Therapists can teach you effective coping strategies to manage stress, anxiety, and depression associated with fertility issues or the challenges of pregnancy. These strategies can include relaxation techniques, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral skills.

New born baby in a blanket, yawning with mom holding him. Therapy can help with your fertility and pregnancy journey in Brooklyn.

3. Relationship Support

Couples may face unique challenges during fertility treatments or pregnancy, which can strain their relationship. Therapy can help you and your partner improve communication, navigate disagreements, and strengthen your relationship bonds.

4. Decision-Making

If you are facing choices related to fertility treatments or prenatal care, therapy can provide a space to explore your options, clarify your values and priorities, and make informed decisions that align with your goals.

5. Grief and Loss

Unfortunately, not all fertility journeys result in pregnancy, and pregnancies may sometimes end in miscarriage or stillbirth. Therapy can be instrumental in helping you process and grieve these losses, facilitating the healing process.

Woman sitting on a bed in Brooklyn holding a pair of baby blue shoes and a bear onsie. Therapy helped her through her fertility journey.

6. Managing Anxiety and Depression

Pregnancy can bring about mood changes, including anxiety and depression. Therapy can provide tools and strategies to manage these conditions, ensuring you receive the support you need for your mental health.

7. Self-Care

Therapists can help you prioritize self-care and well-being during pregnancy, emphasizing the importance of physical and emotional health for both you and your baby.

8. Building Resilience

Therapy can help you develop resilience skills, enabling you to navigate the ups and downs of the fertility and pregnancy journey with greater strength and adaptability.

Mother holding her baby in Manhattan. Therapy helped her with her pregnancy journey.

9. Addressing Trauma

If you have experienced past trauma related to fertility or pregnancy, therapy can be a safe place to address and heal from these experiences.

10. Postpartum Support

Postpartum therapy is also valuable, as it can help you adjust to the challenges of new parenthood, address postpartum depression or anxiety, and provide guidance on maintaining your mental health after childbirth.

It’s important to choose a therapist who specializes in reproductive or perinatal mental health, as they will have the specific expertise and experience to address the unique issues that can arise during fertility and pregnancy. They can work alongside your medical team to provide comprehensive care that considers your emotional well-being alongside your physical health. Remember that seeking therapy is a proactive step toward taking care of your mental health during this transformative journey.


At Manhattan Wellness, we understand that with all the messages we receive from the world, therapy can be scary. From social media, movies, and even people close to us, it can be hard to know what to expect in therapy sessions. That’s why our female therapists want to support you in building the confidence you need to reach your highest potential. Let us help you create an empowering therapeutic process that will benefit all aspects of your life, from personal to professional. If you are interested in beginning counseling for women:

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Our therapists understand that building confidence takes time and that other issues can come up along the way. To better support you, we offer a variety of services to cater to your individual needs. The therapy services we offer are Therapy for Self Esteem, Anxiety Treatment, and therapy for dating and relationship issues. As well as therapy for college students, support for maternal mental health, body image therapy, and so much more. Are you feel like you’re not living the life you want and need to make changes? Let’s talk about it.

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