Infertility can be physically and emotionally challenging for women and men trying to have a baby. It can be a life crisis for many, often described as an emotional roller coaster.
Infertility often causes feelings of isolation. At RMA of Philadelphia, patients do not have to go through this process alone. We offer extensive support to help cope with the ups and downs that may be faced while trying to conceive.
We work with a number of support professionals who specialize in issues affecting people struggling with infertility. Support groups, mind/body programs, and individual or couples counseling can help address each patient’s personal needs. We encourage our patients to use the resources available, and we help connect them with the organizations best suited to guide and assist them.
For those who are interested in learning more about these services, please speak with an RMA physician.
Complementary medicine, as defined by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are used together with conventional medicine. Complementary medicine is not used in place of conventional medicine.
RMA of Philadelphia works with local experts and providers of complementary medicine techniques, including acupuncture, yoga, herbal therapies, and mind/body programs. Our physicians support complementary approaches and may integrate these treatment programs into a patient’s individual care.
Techniques such as yoga and meditation can help women and men better cope with the stress and anxiety of infertility treatment. By helping patients achieve a healthier state of mind, these techniques may even help to improve reproductive function.
RMA offers acupuncture for fertility to patients at our King of Prussia office. Acupuncture before and after fertility treatments has a multitude of benefits: increased blood flow to the uterus, reduced stress levels, and increased sperm count, to name just a few.
We recognize that it is important for our patients to have access to reliable and trustworthy information regarding their fertility journey. The organizations listed below can serve as a resource to you throughout your journey to build a family.
ACOG is a nonprofit organization of women’s health care physicians advocating highest standards of practice, continuing member education, and public awareness.
The ASRM is an organization devoted to advancing knowledge and expertise in reproductive medicine and biology, with a particular focus on infertility.
A nonprofit group (with local chapters) that provides free support programs in communities nationwide and protects legal access to all family-building options.
Formerly known as The American Fertility Association, is a national nonprofit organization that provides information about reproductive and family-building options, educational outreach events, and patient support.
LIVESTRONG Fertility is dedicated to providing educational information and access to resources that support cancer patients and survivors whose cancer and its treatment present risks to their fertility.
The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides information, education, support, and financial assistance to help families overcome infertility. They also provide grants to help families with the costs of fertility treatment.
Pay it Forward Fertility Foundation works with fertility clinics to help couples who otherwise would not be able to achieve their dream of a family without financial assistance.
Sponsored by the pharmaceutical company EMD Serono, Fertility Lifelines is a free and confidential call-in service for people with questions about infertility.
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia (JFCS) has a fund to help Jewish individuals and families who are confronted with infertility and the financial burden of fertility treatments that are not covered by insurance.
The Endometriosis Association is a nonprofit, self-help organization providing information and support for women with endometriosis.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association, Inc. is a national organization operated by women with polycystic ovarian syndrome. They offer friendship, support, treatment, and information relating to PCOS.
For more information on infertility counseling, please contact us today.