Infertility Mental Health

Infertility Mental Health

Welcome to Infertility Mental Health, a podcast for women learning how to up-level their mental health on their way to motherhood. Hosted by Cara Gauthier, Infertility Life Coach. Infertility is mentally exhausting. I know, I’ve been through it and the toll it takes on your emotional well being is significant. If you are stuck in infertility limbo, this is the podcast for you. Join me each week to learn the tools of life coaching and begin to improve your mental health as you work towards your goal of motherhood.

Episodes

September 26, 2022 12 mins
The illusion of happiness in the future fills our minds during infertility. We attach so many ideas that we will be happier when we've had the first-hand experience of giving birth or bringing our baby home from the hospital. While these visions are expected, all of the happiness you anticipate to feel at those events is available to you right now. Happiness is an emotion. All emotions are vibrations in our bodies caused by our th...
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The ups and downs of infertility can feel like an emotional roller coaster ride. Fluctuating back and forth between the highs and lows on the path to motherhood can leave you feeling exhausted and even sore from the emotional whiplash you undergo. The good news is that you don't have to keep getting tossed around every month. This episode explains how to ride the emotional roller coaster of infertility and not let it control your ...
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April 5, 2022 12 mins
The infertility experience is a constant quest for answers. With thousands of thoughts flowing through our brains every day we need a way to direct what we are thinking. Questions help us do that and are how we tell our brains what to focus on. If you want to get to the best answers for your situation and life, you need to ask powerful questions that will prompt your brain to discover the answers for you. One phrase that can bloc...
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March 14, 2022 15 mins
Mentality plays a huge role in the success of achieving your goals. Understanding which mentality you are carrying around with you is important to uncover where your mindset might be hindering your progress. This episode addressed the mentality choices available when dealing with infertility.  Mentality comes from the thoughts running through our heads. Sometimes we are aware of them and other times we are not. There are three men...
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February 22, 2022 16 mins
Fear is a dominant emotion during infertility and drives many decisions. There are many things to be fearful of when undergoing fertility treatment but none is more prominent than the fear of the unknown. This episode covers the role fear plays in our path to motherhood and how to deal with fear of the unknown especially if you have unexplained infertility. Fear is an emotion created by thoughts in our minds. Emotions are vibrati...
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February 7, 2022 14 mins
Failure isn’t a new concept with infertility. In fact, there is something to fail at with almost every step of the process. A failed cycle, failed retrieval, failed transfer, failed beta, let alone the multiple tests your body can be measured against to fail in comparison. If you are going through infertility you have had a good dose of failure already to get to your diagnosis. However, to get through it and onto your ultimate goa...
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December 21, 2021 12 mins
Defining the goal of infertility is an important step to getting through it but you may be focusing your energy on the wrong goal. More often than not we define the goal as having something in the end (i.e. a baby). This can leave us feeling unfulfilled as we're navigating infertility. Shifting your goal from having a baby to experiencing motherhood can have a profound impact on the outcome you're seeking. This is because it create...
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Navigating negative emotions during infertility can make the experience even more daunting to get through.  If you want to feel better before you reach your goal of motherhood, this is the episode for you. We’re conditioned to think that the baby we long for will make us feel better once the pregnancy test is positive or the baby is in our arms. These things are external circumstances and will never make you feel any better. Noth...
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November 16, 2021 16 mins
Are you feeling stuck in infertility limbo? Unable to gain traction to move forward? That’s not your fault. Most people feel stuck because they don’t realize that is actually keeping them where they are.  They attribute it to the many external circumstances that contribute to infertility but none of those things are the issue. Feeling stuck is an emotion and byproduct of thought patterns you have created.  What would your life ...
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