A support group can be most beneficial at certain points of the infertility experience:
If any of the following statements apply to you, consider joining a RESOLVE support group:
Myths and Facts
You may hesitate to join a support group because of some assumptions about what happens at the group. Consider these myths and facts:
Myth: Being in a RESOLVE support group is like going to therapy.
Fact: A support group is not designed to offer professional counseling or psychological therapy. It is, however, therapeutic to talk with others about an intense experience like infertility.
Myth: I'll have to bare my soul and talk about the most private areas of my life.
Fact: It is up to you to decide how much information and emotion to share with the group. You remain in control.
Myth: Joining a support group of infertile women or couples will just make me feel worse.
Fact: You will receive support for your pain and disappointment and will also learn new methods of coping that can help you move forward.