Reproductive Endocrine Assoc. Support Groups

Our Institute encourages participation in support groups for patients involved in infertility treatments. Support groups are also beneficial for those patients with pelvic pain, endometriosis and other stress-generating medical illnesses.

Sister and Brother

PRISM (Positive Restructuring for Infertility Stress Management)

There are many ways in which the body processes and deals with all kinds of stress. If you're trying to conceive, stress can have significant effects on your ability to get pregnant now or in the future.

Medical treatments used to overcome infertility can be a major source of stress. Additionally, the frustration associated with potential failure can exacerbate this stress.

The effects of stress can be devastating. We recommend using a combination of educational and experiential principles to encourage positive stress coping skills.

Research studies have validated the fact that a couple can significantly increase their chances of conception by keeping stress levels in check and remaining as relaxed as possible.

PRISM techniques will help overcome infertility, pelvic pain, anxiety, depression and internalized stress.

These mind/body methods:
  • Build self-esteem
  • Develop self-empathy and compassion
  • Optimize the use of the relaxation response
  • Maintain well-being with good nutrition
  • Support the body with beneficial exercise protocols
  • Restructure cognitive precepts so that you remain in control.

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