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DESIRE FOR CHILDREN & PREGNANCY

The desire to have children is a central theme for many people, deeply occupying the minds of both individuals and couples. For many, it's a deeply-rooted wish to start a family and become parents. An unfulfilled desire for children or the waiting for a pregnancy that doesn't happen can be an immense burden, giving rise to intense emotions and significant distress.

There are numerous medical factors that can complicate or prevent the fulfillment of the desire for children. Similarly, psychological factors can also influence the wish to have children. In such cases, it's important to recognize that reducing psychological stressors or burdens might contribute to fulfilling the desire for children naturally, potentially reducing the need for extensive medical interventions.

We offer comprehensive support to explore the psychological aspects of your desire for children and find ways together to enhance your chances naturally. As the desire for children doesn't always come true, in such situations, a process of farewell or grieving can play a crucial role, requiring the development of new perspectives on an individual and couple level. Same-sex couples often face questions about how to fulfill their desire for children and what options are available to them. We are here to assist you in finding the right path for you.

If the desire for children has been fulfilled, or if you are already intentionally or unintentionally pregnant, there are numerous idealized societal expectations about how a pregnant woman should feel, look, or handle the pregnancy. While some of these expectations might apply to certain women, pregnancy can also be experienced as an ambivalent or negative state. Pregnancy symptoms like persistent nausea, feeling a loss of control over one's own body, or uncertainties about birth and weight gain can cause significant distress. Additionally, there's an increased risk of clinically relevant distress during pregnancy, including anxiety, depression, or other psychological burdens.

We aim to provide you with a safe space during pregnancy where you can openly express all your feelings, thoughts, and impulses. Here, you can explore and develop your own approach to pregnancy, potential 'motherhood,' or even a decision against it—whatever that may look like.

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