The struggle to become pregnant can be one of the most traumatic events a woman and her partner can experience. Often the medical treatments to increase fertility fall short in reducing the psychological, emotional and interpersonal pain that accompanies infertility. Betty-Shannon Prevatt has experience and a passion to support women and their partners as they navigate the variety of treatment options of ART or adoption or choosing to remain childless.

In addition to psychotherapy for individuals and couples struggling with infertility Betty-Shannon also provides psychological consultations for the recipients and intended parents pursuing donor gametes or embryos, as well as surrogacy. Additionally she conducts psychological evaluations for oocyte donors, known donors and surrogates.

Read this Time article about the improved pregnancy rates for women who participate in the Mind Body group.

Some infertility facts:

Infertility affects about 7.3 million women and their partners in the U.S. — about 12% of the reproductive-age population (Source: National Survey of Family Growth, CDC 2002).

Infertility affects men and women equally. Approximately 35% of infertility is attributed to males, 35 % to females, and the remainder to a combination of male/female factors. In 10% of infertility cases, the cause is unexplained.