Dr. Rosana Marzullo-Dove, who specializes in reproductive psychological issues, welcomes you.
Reproductive Psychology deals with psychological aspects of human reproduction and its possible complications.
According to the Center of Disease Control, in the United States, 50% of all pregnancies ends up in miscarriage even before the woman knows she was ever pregnant, which could’ve happened before her next period. Moreover, 25% of all “known” pregnancies will not be completed through spontaneous (miscarriage) or voluntary abortion.
But before getting further on that statistics, there are another number of people (6.1 million women) who are dealing with issues of fertility. Although the medical technology is rapidly advancing to treat infertility, the psychological support to help these people is not readily available, as there are only few mental health professionals specialized in helping people who are suffering with the trauma of infertility and baby loss.
This grief and loss, if not taken care of, can linger for many years to come. It is essential for man and woman to process their experiences of losing their fertility, pregnancy, or baby as soon as they can, together and individually with a specialized psychotherapist.
If you have been through such an experience, you might be having intense feelings of sadness, longings, despair, anger, irritability, crying “for no reason”, not wanting to talk or see anyone. Yet, this is the exact moment that you should reach out and get help.
This website was built to help you getting more information about what you have been through and help you heal from those unspeakable wounds.
Please feel free to contact Dr. Rosana Marzullo-Dove at anytime at email@example.com
Trying getting pregnant for over a year? Your doctor may have shared the [bad] news that your body is having difficulties in reproducing. Read here how man and woman can use psychological support at any time after the loss of their fertility, or during fertility treaments.
So, you got pregnant, but it did not last long. Involuntary (miscarriage) and voluntary (abortion) loss can cause long lasting effects. Fifty percent of all pregnancies end even before your next period. Find here how psychological support can help you deal with pregnancy loss/losses.
You heard the heart beat - and it did not last. You had a baby inside of you. Yet, you are empty-handed now. Your heart is broken beyond repair. Psychological support for both partners is essential at this time or anytime after the loss. Read more about steps to starting healing.
You had your baby! It should be an exhilarating time, but it is not. Instead, you are suffering and having difficulties connecting with your baby. Find here how man and woman can get support.
So you decided getting outside help to fulfill your dream of becoming a parent. There are many questions to evaluate in preparation to use surrogates. Learn here how assessment and counseling can help.
You decided to adopt! It must be an excited time. Yet, there are a lot questions that you might have not considered yet. After adoption, issues can rise. Learn here how to get support from Dr. Rosana.