Compassionate Support for Fertility Loss

How many pregnancy tests have you taken this month? Do you feel like everyone else is having
babies as you struggle through endless and invasive fertility treatments? Whether you are at the beginning
of IVF treatment or have been at it for years, let me help you navigate through this emotional rollercoaster.

Hopes and Dreams

Unsuccessful in trying to conceive
Your sense of being healthy and whole feels threatened
Your sense of belonging shifts
Hopes and dreams are distorted
Holidays and birthdays are rough

Every menstrual cycle is as a loss
veins ache from too many blood draws
medical procedures are traumatic, expensive and emotionally draining
it’s so difficult to concentrate

The most important relationships are affected
Parents and friends want to help
but it’s difficult to be around children and families
and everyone wants to give you advice
Why didn’t they “just adopt?”

Everyone else is getting pregnant and having babies
And the clock is running out
But you are not alone

Phaedra A. Ledbetter, Psy.D., MFT, HTR

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Our Office

Fertility Wish Counseling
Phaedra Ledbetter, Psy.D, MFT, HTR
107 S. Fair Oaks Ave. #315
Pasadena, CA 91105
tel: (530) 380-2788

Our Services

  • Inseminations/egg retrievals
  • The 2-week wait after embryo transfers
  • Third-party A.R.T.
  • Surrogacy relationships
  • Adaptation to parenthood after A.R.T.
  • Adaptation to involuntary childlessness
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