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#1 hoping/praying

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:20 AM

I'm considering talking to a therapist. Does anyone have a recommendation in London Ontario? I don't really know where to begin to look for someone.

#2 Karolinasmommy

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:41 PM

I do not know any therapists in that area. You can try calling your hospital's mental health area and they can advise you on someone who can assist. I will say that I definitely encourage to speak to someone about IF and anything else going on in your life. This is a very difficult road, and sometimes just talk therapy with someone that is a professional and has no judgement helps ease all the pains.

Good luck to you:)

#3 Laura1976

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:09 PM

Have you looked on the website for the any of the clinics you have used to see who they use? I don't mean to scare you, but I have heard horror stories about people going to therapists that don't specialize in IF to discuss IF.

Here is what I found: http://www.therapytr...ng/Valerie.html

http://www.conceivin....com/about.html

http://www.iaac.ca/content/counsellors



Good luck I hope you are able to find someone who works for you.

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#4 Dempie

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:00 PM

Just sent you a PM.

#5 hoping/praying

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:26 PM

Thank you for all your help and suggestions. I appreciate it! :)

#6 Waxwing

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:41 AM

Hi hoping/praying- just thought I'd chime in with a suggestion if you haven't found one yet. The psychologist I see in Halifax (Lori Parker) is a specialist in IF- and is just soo amazing. She goes to lots of conferences to talk to other therapists and may know of a colleague who knows about IF in your area. If you send her office a message they may have a recommendation
http://fenwickpsycho...ca/contact.html
I hope you find someone good- and encourage your SO/DH to come as well- it was the best thing DH and I did to help manage this so very stressful situation!

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#7 hoping/praying

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:17 AM

Thank you Waxwing!

#8 Zoe13

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:49 AM

Any one have a recommendation for the Peterborough area (I would even take Oshawa, Cobourg or Lindsay... basically a 45 minute radius)? I went to a social worker at my doctor's office, she was nice but definately didn't get it as demonstrated by her saying "getting pregnant is so weird... did you know that the sperm can live inside you for up to 5 days? I'm pretty sure that's what happened to me because I have no idea how I got pregnant". It's funny that of all the good stuff she said that's what sticks out to me.
IUI#1 - April 2011 - Clomid, Ovidrel, and Endometrin - BFN
IUI#2 - July 2011 - Letrozol, Ovidrel and Endometrin - BFN
IUI#3 - October 2011 - Gonal F (75iu), Ovidrel and Endometrin - BFN
IVF - July 2012 - Gonal F, Luveris, Cetrotide, Ovidrel, Prometrium and Estrace
13 eggs retrieved, 10 fertilized, 2 day 5 blasts transferred, 4 frozen BFP!


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