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Fertility, Pregnancy and Parenting

Fertility, Pregnancy, and Parenting – We’ve Got You Covered

It’s time. It’s not the perfect time.

It probably won’t ever be the perfect time, but it’s as close as it’s going to get.

You’re basically ready to start trying.

It’s exciting, nerve wracking, and kind of confusing.

 

Do I just launch in and go for it?

Lots and lots of sex?

When do I start tracking my ovulation? What kit do I use?

Why is it taking so long?

We’ve only been trying for two months and now it seems like every woman I pass on the street is already pregnant – what gives?

Can I trust my doctor? Is this a good fit? How do I know that what the doctor is doing is the right choice?

OMG! I’m going to have a baby!

Wait…This is what everyone’s been talking about?

Where’s the wonderful glowing feeling?

With every morning a trip to the bathroom, I’m hoping my breakfast stays down. When are cream cheese and pickles the most important things in my life?

I feel so weird. I want a t-shirt that says “Pregnant, not fat!”

Was that kicking?

Maybe I’m overreacting. My emotions are all over the place.

I have this odd compulsion to clean out my house.

What on earth is this?

 

Wow – that labor. Amazing!

Now I have this baby… NOW I HAVE THIS BABY – what do I do with it?

When are the real parents coming to pick him/her up?

I don’t know what I’m doing. He won’t stop crying.

How do I manage to do anything when this little creature wants me near her all the time?

When do I shower?

Will I ever poop with the door closed – ever again?

My partner isn’t helping – he’s making things worse! Can’t he see the baby is hungry – it doesn’t hate him!

Getting pregnant, being pregnant, and becoming a parent…

…these are said to be defining events in a woman’s life.

And they are – sometimes in the most exciting and spectacular ways.

Other times, in ways that scare us, make us question who we thought we were, and challenge us (and our partners) to go beyond what we ever imagined we could.

Whether you’re planning to get pregnant, struggling with infertility, currently pregnant, transitioning into parenthood, or struggling in the postpartum period, each and every stage is accompanied by a myriad of emotional ups and downs.

At IntrinPsych Woman, we have experience in navigating all of these issues.

We’ll work with you to support you through this process, helping you gather the psychological and physiological resources you need to successfully make your way through this important period in your life.

We offer both individual sessions as well as parenting groups for those seeking more peer support and expert advice. To discover which avenue might be right for you, schedule a 15-minute consultation by calling (917) 750-1330 or emailing info@intrinpsych.com.