In this guide, infertility-warrior-turned-fertility-counselor Amira Posner shares seven ways to cope with infertility.
By Amira Posner
Lately, I’ve been noticing a lot of pregnant bellies. I think they are absolutely beautiful. I didn’t always feel this way. When I was struggling with secondary infertility, the sight of a pregnant belly would make me want to run and hide. It was a major trigger that elevated my anxiety and reminded me of my own grief.
I coined the term “fertility inferiority complex.” Anytime I heard news of a pregnancy or anything related to pregnant women, it made me question my own capability. It made me feel less than, and not good enough. It immediately evoked my scarcity mindset.
Today, on the other side of infertility, a pregnant belly no longer makes me feel inferior. My perception has shifted. In fact, I am a fertility counselor and now help other women and couples create their beautiful families. Pregnant bellies now showcase some of my success! Imagine that!
As a fertility counselor, I compiled a list of helpful tips to consider as you move through your fertility journey. There are various techniques, or ways of thinking to help make infertility feel not so all consuming and a little less devastating.