Trying to conceive can break your heart, but it doesn’t have to tear your relationship apart. Get the emotional support and tools needed to regain closeness and successfully navigate the path forward on your journey to parenthood.
A Groundbreaking Service For Couples Trying to Conceive
IntimacyIVF is a reproductive mental health service dedicated to the emotional healing and growth of couples on their fertility journeys.
We care about your relationship thriving through this process. No matter where you are in your fertility journey, this is a safe space to explore yourself and relationship while honoring the sacredness of your story.
IntimacyIVF welcomes with open arms all races, ages, gender identities, sexual orientationsand anyone who strives to realize their dreams of having a baby.
IntimacyIVF is the right place for you if
You are suffering in silence about your challenges in starting a family
You are doing your best to push through the sadness over a miscarriage(s) or unsuccessful IVF cycles
You feel all alone and that your partner does not understand what you are going through
You have no idea how to emotionally support your partner
You are struggling with the financial toll and high-stakes of infertility treatment
You are using donor-assisted reproductive methods and need psycho-emotional screening and support for the process
You are emotionally and physically exhausted from this process and thinking about taking a break
You fear that you will never be parents, and don’t want to get their hopes up for fear of disappointment
Your everyday life revolves around the singular focus of conceiving a baby, and sex has become routine
1 in every 8 couples struggles with infertility. 1 in every 4 couples will experience a miscarriage. 1 in every 3 couples experiencing infertility says their relationship suffered as a result.
We teach you how to identify and effectively communicate your unique emotional needs, so you can deepen your connection on your path to parenthood.
What you'll experience with IntimacyIVF
Effective Communication - Navigate difficult conversations without shutting down, shouting or getting defensive
Rekindled Sexuality - Sex can seem so routine, scheduled and half-hearted. Reintegrate pleasure in your intimacy and discover new ways to explore sexuality and eroticism together
Showing Up for Each Other - Understand each other's unmet needs and how to meet them during the infertility process
A Vision for the Future - Explore what parenthood looks like for you and the best options to get to your goal
Resilience as a Couple - Curate your support network and environment to move past pain and fortify your relationship
Your Path to Parenthood - Build a plan that suits you and your partner's needs to create a positive journey forward
IntimacyIVF is developed by Marissa Nelson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator.
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Private one-on-one therapy with Marissa Nelson LMFT CST CSE to safely and effectively delve into your specific emotional needs, triggers and relationship dynamics, and collaboratively chart the path forward together. *For MD & DC residents only.*
Wherever you are in your fertility journey, IntimacyIVF can accelerate your path to clarity, communication and connection.
IntimacyIVF offers masterclasses that teach you the specific psycho-emotional skills needed to break free from isolation, shame and fear, and to start enjoying deep connection on the path to parenthood.
Gain instant lifetime exclusive access so that you can have affordable mental health resources at all stages of your fertility journey and beyond.