Our in-house Psychological Counseling team offers support services focused on both the mind and the body. We integrate the mind body connection into your medical treatment for a comprehensive approach to treating all aspects of infertility. Mind body medicine focuses on the interactions of the mind, body and behavior. The ways in which emotional, mental, behavioral, and spiritual factors interact may directly affect health and bodily functioning, thus your body’s ability to conceive!
Many patients see our counselors to discuss relaxation techniques, emotions such as anger, sadness, isolation or fear, grieving or loss issues. Couples do not always cope similarly, so a patient may want to discuss relational concerns either alone or with a partner.
Free Infertility Support Groups
PATIENT WORKSHOPS/SUPPORT GROUPS
CCRM Colorado offers many different support groups for you to discuss your situation with others who “get it.” Please refer to the CCRM Colorado Event Calendar for our full list of patient workshop and support groups.
Yoga For Fertility
Yoga is increasingly recommended for people trying to conceive, both because it helps relieve stress that can accompany fertility challenges and because the many therapeutic benefits may enhance fertility.
Benefits of Yoga for Fertility
- Increased blood flow to reproductive organs
- Decreased tension in hips and pelvis
- Reduced stress – which in turn can help decrease cortisol levels
- Better endocrine function and hormonal balance
- Overall toning and muscle strengthening
- Reduce discomfort associated with IVF cycles
- Greater peace and ability to relax
Yoga is a great way to live more comfortably in your body when you are trying to get pregnant!
“Well, we got the results back and it’s a big YES! We are pregnant. I really feel like I have you to thank for this – you helped me relax SO much and I have truly loved the yoga I have done (and will continue to do) with you! All I have to say is I can’t believe it … I am really in shock right now. Big hug to you.”
— Gina, Yoga for Fertility student/CCRM patient
Recent studies have demonstrated that the ancient Chinese process of acupuncture may assist with infertility. In order to give our patient the greatest chance of becoming pregnant.
CCRM offers the services of licensed acupuncturists at our Lone Tree office seven days a week in conjunction with embryo transfers during IVF.
In acupuncture, very fine sterilized needles are inserted into specific points on the body that have been empirically proven effective in treating certain disorders. New studies have shown that acupuncture administered immediately prior to, and immediately after embryo transfer during in vitro fertilization, may improve a woman’s chance of pregnancy by relaxing the patient and improving blood flow to the uterus.