by Sarah Linn, MSW, LCSW
Infertility can be a roller coaster of emotions. Difficulty with conceiving your biological children can at times lead to reproductive trauma. According to the Center of Reproductive Psychology, reproductive trauma is defined as, “When you want to have a baby, and it is not going as you had hoped and dreamed, you are in the midst of a trauma, a reproductive trauma. When one experiences infertility and reproductive trauma, there can be an immense amount of sadness, depression and anxiety felt throughout the process, perpetuated by grief and loss. The following are 9 common losses experienced with infertility and reproductive trauma.