November 24, 2016
1 in 6 couples go through a fertility related challenge. There are over 35 thousand IVF cycles done in Israel a year. 25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage in the first trimester. These are major events in a woman’s and a couple’s emotional and physical life. Low self worth, body betrayal, isolation, anger, resentment are some of the feelings that one experiences when faced with a fertility challenge. This presentation will explore the different difficulties that arise and the tools for working with and helping individuals and couples cope better along this journey according to the model developed in Merkaz Panim, an organization dedicated to providing holistic emotional support to those struggling with the challenges of fertility.