Emotional Health

Some stress in life is normal and usually unavoidable. But it’s how we deal with this stress that determines our state of mind and emotional health.

You may well experience a rollercoaster of emotions when trying for a baby. It’s perfectly natural to feel excited, stressed, overwhelmed and joyful—sometimes all at once. We completely understand how difficult it can be to navigate these swells of emotion.

Staying positive

Staying positive isn’t always easy. But it’s one of the most important things we can do to improve our health and wellbeing.

When it comes to fertility, staying positive really can improve your chances of a successful pregnancy. So whether you’re just starting to look into your reproductive health, or you’ve been trying for a baby for a while, try and find the time to take care of your emotional and mental health.

And please remember - you’re not alone. We know how challenging certain stages of the fertility journey can be. We also understand that trying to have a baby or undergoing fertility treatment can add another layer of stress to your already busy life.

If you’re struggling, we encourage you to reach out to one of our friendly counsellors.

How counselling helps

At Monash IVF, our counselling team is made up of experienced psychologists and social workers. They’re here to support you before, during and after your treatment.

Our expert counsellors can help you:

  • establish coping strategies
  • deal with grief and disappointment
  • manage the expectations of family and friends

And please, don’t wait until you’re in a crisis or desperate for help. We encourage you to reach out before things escalate. Counselling can be an important preventative measure. It can help you prepare for any tough situations ahead that may negatively impact your emotional health.

Contact our team

If you’re struggling, please contact your Monash IVF clinic to book an appointment with one of our empathetic counsellors. And if you need urgent help, be sure to let the receptionist know.

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