As the only program of its kind in the Raleigh/Durham area, the Mind/Body Program for Infertility aims to ease the process of infertility treatment for women and couples. It has proven to be effective in decreasing feelings of isolation, anxiety and depression. As a companion to medical treatment, this method has helped to achieve a 56% pregnancy rate in previous participants.
Developed at Harvard University by Alice Domar, PhD., the program consists of 10 group sessions which include in-depth education on understanding infertility’s emotional processes, plus stress reduction techniques such as relaxation exercises, yoga and cognitive restructuring. Partners are encouraged to attend three sessions, and optional group support is held at the beginning of each session.
Session groups typically consist of 6-10 women, with sessions taking place every quarter. Current locations is UNC Fertility, ACC Blvd, Raleigh NC. Please call or e-mail with questions, such as when the next session will begin.