This week, we're talking about intimacy as a couple during fertility treatment.
In this episode on Fertility in Focus, Carolynn Dubé is joined by Miss. Conception Coach, Chiemi Rajamahendran, to talk about how intimacy can change during treatment, and what you can do to normalize those changes. Chiemi shares her tips for creating spaces for intimacy throughout the process of infertility treatment and feeling connected together as a couple. She provides insights on how couples can be intimate during grief, trauma, and fear. They also discuss how to become intimate again after facing these challenges.
More About Chiemi:
Chiemi aka Miss.Conception Coach is a published writer and Infertility Trauma Support Specialist. She lends her unique voice and expertise to help people better understand, validate and process their infertility trauma. She uses her platform to raise awareness about the emotions felt and the reality of the mental health issues people experience after treatments like IVF/IUI. She facilitates various peer-led support groups and raises awareness through global campaigns, which have been published in GMA, ABC, and Elephant Journal. She was named a Patient Leader by WEGO Health in 2019, and 2020. She served on the board of directors for The Bundle Of Joy Fund, a nonprofit organization granting monetary awards to couples who require IVF. Through her unique counseling style, she helps people understand, validate and process their infertility trauma and grief. She offers worldwide individual and couples teletherapy. Connect with Chiemi on Instagram and visit her website to learn more.
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