Infertility Support Information and Resources

Support Groups

Peer-led Support Groups offer informal opportunities for women and men experiencing infertility to connect with one another, to discuss their situations and to receive support from others who have had similar experiences or who are struggling with similar issues. Group moderators are volunteers and are not mental health professionals. Attendance is free. Please contact the group host before attending your first meeting.

Hill Air Force Base -General Infertility Support Group*
Host: Rachel Thompson – veranichole1981@yahoo.com *Open to anyone with base access
Logan -Childfree Support Group
Location: Logan, UT
Host: Sylvia- thechildfreehomemaker@gmail.com

Provo/Orem
General Infertility Support Group
Host: Kassandra Bibas-Kassandra.PLSG@gmail.com before attending your first meeting.
For more information about RESOLVE Support Groups, please contact Betsy Campbell at bcampbell@resolve.org.

In an effort to help raise awareness, to encourage discussion, and to provide an opportunity to share tangible ways to deal with infertility, ldsinfertility.org sponsors small support groups.

• These support groups are offered at no charge to women who would like to attend (in the future, we may open support groups just for men).
• The support groups are casual in nature, so feel free to dress casually.
• Usually, a support group will last no longer than 1 1/2 hours, but will be based on the needs of the group.

Cedar City, Utah
Contact: Dawn-Marie, maggiemoo2005@gmail.com, 435-590-9491, ldsinfertility.blogspot.com

Lehi, Utah
Contact: Misti Sudweeks at msudweeks@gmail.com

Ogden, Utah–(Support Group not run directly through LDSinfertility.org)
http://www.conceivablehope.com

Orem, Utah
Contact: Kelsey Redd, kelsey.redd@gmail.com or 360-536-5710

Salt Lake City, Utah
Contact: Camille Hawkins, cvanwagoner@gmail.com, 801-971-5358

RESOURCES

utah infertility awareness

Utah Infertility Awareness, Seeds of Hope, is a non-profit (501c3) group of community advocates trying to raise awareness of couples affected by infertility. Our goal is to share hope, insight, and seek resolution. Additionally, we would like to offer support and encouragement. For upcoming events questions@utahinfertilityawareness.com

Footsteps for fertilityFootsteps for Fertility Foundation was founded to raise infertility awareness, provide grants for fertility treatments, and organize fundraising events. Footsteps for Fertility Foundation organizes 5 Kilometer races that will be held annually with the goal of promoting infertility awareness and educating couples about how to get grants and affordable treatment options for in vitro fertilization, frozen embryo transfers and intrauterine insemination.
footstepsforfertility.org

pound the pavement for parenthoodPound the Pavement for Parenthood is a non-profit organization established in 2010. We are a group of dedicated men and women committed to helping the cause of infertility. We bring awareness to the struggle and help raise precious funds for those ready to start expensive processes including adoption and In-Vitro Fertilization. We are a unique organization focused on people. We are in this only to help other people find hope, healing, and happiness while realizing their dream of becoming parents. Our goals include raising money, but our focus is raising awareness and support for those who struggle with infertility.

We feel lucky to be a part of the infertility community and hope that you can find friends and comfort knowing that you are not alone in this and that there is a network of people who know the struggle and who are here to help you through it.
www.poundthepavementforparenthood.com

INFERTILITY COUNSELING AND THIRD PARTY COUNSELING

The HEaling Group UtahThe Healing Group- “Offering Hope, Growth and Healing through Therapy and Education.”
Monica@thehealinggroup.com;
www.thehealinggroup.com
801-461-9060

wasatch family therapyWasatch Family Therapy-Marriage and Infertility Counseling
Marriage therapy or couples counseling is designed to help you work through relationship or communication problems and create emotional closeness. http://www.wasatchfamilytherapy.com/about-us
(801) 944-4555

Whitney Barrell Counseling
If you’ve experienced infertility for any length of time, you’ve likely felt a loss of control, anger, confusion and perhaps the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. I have both personal and clinical experience with infertility and it’s emotional implications. Together, we can make difficult decisions about treatment options, provide a safe space to work through the changes in your relationships that have been impacted by infertility. And, most importantly honor and explore the grief and loss of not having things go the way you expected.
Whitney Barrell, LCSW
684 e Vine Street
Murray, Utah 84107
801.502.5644 : www.whitneybarrellcounseling.com

Laura Czajkowski, PhD
U of U hospital
University Neuropsychiatric Institute
Phone: 801-583-2500

Marilyn Snell, PhD
Counseling Center
Phone: 801-501-8444

Brandon Yabko, PhD
Center For Human Potential
Phone 801-483-2447

HELPFUL LINKS

www.sart.com Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology
www.asrm.com American Society of Reproductive Medicine
www.theafa.org The American Fertility Association
www.fertilehope.org Fertile Hope for Woman
www.integramed.com Specialty Health Services
www.attainfertility.com Infertility Education Support and Information
www.fertilitylifelines.com Making treatment affordable