Integrative therapy in cases of pregnancy following infertility Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • This article describes, through several case studies, the use of an integrative therapeutic approach with women who achieved pregnancy after long periods of infertility. Our therapeutic approach includes both verbal and no verbal interventions (relaxation, holding, etc.,) which draws upon the therapist's maternal skills. Our approach includes a focus on both the transference and the real relation with the therapist. The therapist needs to help the patient work though the extensive range of feelings toward the fetus (anger, fear, ambivalence, etc.) that the patient developed while struggling to become pregnant.

publication date

  • January 1, 2000