Tag: Emotional Support

infertility support group - Dr. Andrea Braverman

ONLINE INFERTILITY SUPPORT GROUPS

RMA of Philadelphia and Jefferson Health Psychologist, Andrea Braverman, PhD, are hosting an online infertility support group on December 11, 2018. The topic of this support group session will be “Coping with the Holidays.” The support group is powered by Zoom an application that allows users to connect to the group from any computer, laptop, smartphone, […]

SECONDARY INFERTILITY CAUSES, TREATMENTS, & EMOTIONAL EFFECTS

You have done this before. You have conceived, carried, and birthed a baby. Perhaps you have never even thought about the process of conception at all. You just got pregnant when you wanted to, or maybe even by accident. Now it’s a year or two later and you want to grow your family again and […]

ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP: COPING WITH INFERTILITY DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Register Today! Description: Jefferson Health psychologist, Dr. Andrea Braverman will be hosting an online support group for those struggling with infertility during the holidays. Date/Time: Thurs, 12/08/16 7:30pm – 8:30pm Address: Online Event Only 833 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA, 19107 Physician in Attendance: Andrea Braverman, PhD – Psychologist at Jefferson Health

COPING WITH INFERTILITY AND THE HOLIDAYS

Holiday season is just about to kick into full swing and along with it comes malls and shopping centers pack with excited families all looking for that special gift for their beloved. But the holidays are not always packed with cheer for those suffering from infertility. If the holidays weren’t difficult for people trying to have a […]

LGBT PROSPECTIVE PARENTS SUPPORT AND INFORMATION GROUP

RMA at Jefferson is sponsoring two, eight-week “Maybe Baby” LGBT prospective parents classes hosted by Philadelphia Family Pride, Therapy Center of Philadelphia, and Hornstein, Platt and Associates. The classes are for LGBT communities considering parenthood. Event Details Both classes start on March 14th and will run on Monday nights from 6-7:30pm through May 9th. The classes will provide legal, financial, emotional, and medical information from […]

ANTI-DEPRESSANT USE DURING PREGNANCY

The use of antidepressants by both men and women has skyrocketed over the last decade, and there have been many articles about the side effects of these drugs. One area in particular that has received a lot of attention is the impact these drugs have on women of childbearing age. Many women attempting pregnancy, or […]

WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE – DEALING WITH ANGER

By Andrea Braverman, PhD Thomas Jefferson University Psychologist The difficult question, “why do bad things happen to good people?” has long challenged all of us.  Simply turn on the evening news and there are countless stories that echo with the question of “why” would this happen?  Watching women and men sitting in the infertility waiting room for […]

LIVING WITH FERTILITY AND UNCERTAINTY

By Pamela Madsen, The Fertility Advocate, Guest Blogger Perhaps the late, great Gilda Radner said it best : I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the […]

SAY YES TO YOUR FERTILITY

By Pamela Madsen, The Fertility Advocate, Guest Blogger I hear an enormous amount of noise and encouragement around the word “No”. And “No” is a great word. No can protect us and free us, and allow us to rest. But what about the word “Yes”? I want to hear more about what saying “Yes” can […]