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Unfulfilled desire for children

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Psychological stress caused by an inability to conceive

If you have a strong desire to have children, it is often disappointing and stressful if you haven't had success in conceiving. The journey to conceive can be physically and mentally exhausting. Many patients find new hope in the possibility of fertility treatment.

When you’re still waiting for that first child

Making the decision to get treatment from a reproductive specialist gives new hope to couples who want to have their own children. However, therapy often entails long periods of waiting, both for medications to take effect and also for natural processes to occur.

If your desire to have children is especially strong, you may grow impatient or be under psychological pressure during this time. Here at TFP, we want to give you professional support at every stage your fertility journey, and our team of trained staff will be happy to help you with any questions you may have.

No success after multiple attempts

Before undergoing fertility treatment, it is important for everyone involved to openly communicate their own personal limits. Discuss together how often you want to have treatments and how far you want to go. Both partners should be given the freedom to change their mind, even once treatment has started. It is rare to be able to understand and assess the extent of the physical and mental impact before starting fertility therapy. If you decide to discontinue your fertility treatment, we will help you consult professional counselling centres.

Support when trying to conceive

  • Partnership: You share your desire to have children with your partner, and you should also share all your worries, fears and pressure during treatment and after any unsuccessful attempts while trying to conceive. You should support each other and work together as a team.

  • Friends and family: Friends and family will not always understand your situation. While you know each other very well, they still may not have an emotional attachment to your fertility treatment. Still, your friends and family are there for you, and you should reach out for a confidant and additional support.

  • Self-help groups: This is somewhere for couples to meet who find themselves in a similar situation. This is a great source of support and can form lasting bonds.

  • Counselling centres: Trained professionals are available to talk through any emotional distress and provide coping mechanisms. There are also professionals available to mediate between you and your partner where necessary.

  • Our fertility centres: During your treatment, we can also offer you psychological counselling. We will be happy to advise you on any questions you may have.

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  • Berlin


    10117 Berlin


  • Düsseldorf


    40219 Dusseldorf


  • Wiesbaden


    65189 Wiesbaden


  • Frankfurt


    60311 Frankfurt


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