Ferticalm

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Coping for Every
Situation…Any time,
Any Place, Anywhere.

FertiCalm provides a variety of more than 500 custom coping options for over 50 specific situations which have the potential to cause distress throughout the family building journey.


Here is a listing of all the situations which are addressed in FertiCalm. As you can see, there are 12 broad categories; each category has anywhere from three to eight infertility-specific life situations. And then for each life situation, there are six different suggestions/solutions to use.

The categories and life situations are as follows

  • BABY FUNCTIONS
  • Baby events
  • Pregnancy announcements
  • Social media
  • DIFFICULT EMOTIONS
  • Feeling lonely
  • Anger at god
  • Guilt over past behaviors
  • Lifestyle change resentment
  • What if…?
  • Worry over weight
  • FERTILITY TREATMENT
  • Procedures
  • Treatment challenges
  • Being upset at the clinic
  • Waiting at the clinic
  • HOLIDAYS
  • Holiday cards
  • Parties with kids
  • Religious services
  • PREGNANCY
  • Miscarriage fears
  • Positive pregnancy test
  • Ultrasound
  • RELATIONSHIPS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS
  • Communication boundaries
  • The Insensitive comments
  • Insensitive people
  • My parents will get too old
  • Questions/comments
  • RUNNING OUT OF OPTIONS
  • Can not afford treatment
  • Family building options
  • Time to stop treatment?
  • SEX
  • Partner dissatisfaction
  • Sex drive
  • Sex on demand
  • SOCIAL EVENTS
  • Family building questions
  • Friends with kids
  • Lifestyle questions
  • Pregnant women/babies
  • TWO WEEK WAIT
  • Going to the bathroom
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Waiting for lab results
  • Waiting for pregnancy test results
  • WORK
  • Asking for time off
  • Getting to work late
  • Negative results at work
  • Treatment/work conflicts
  • Work travel
  • YOUR PARTNER
  • Male factor treatment
  • Partner fidelity worries
  • Partner frustration
  • Partner sadness
  • Partner's health habits
  • Social event disagreements
  • Talking/disagreeing
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About the App

Dr. Domar and Dr. Grill, the creators of this app, are reproductive psychologists with over 45 years combined experience, at two of the most prominent infertility centers in the US. They provide counseling for women, men and couples as they work to build their families. and saw an unmet need. Many people don't have the time, money, or geographical access to see a therapist specially trained in infertility counseling. While FertiCalm is not substitute for treatment with a licensed therapist or psychologist, FertiCalm serves as a helpful resource for women in the exact moment they feel distress, whenever and wherever they are, by providing them with coping techniques for many common social scenarios faced by women on their family building journey.

App Features

FertiCalm provides a variety of more than 500 custom coping options for over 50 specific situations which have the potential to cause distress throughout the family building journey, situations such as:

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Baby functions

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Relationships

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Work

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Fertility treatment

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Social events

FertiCalm addresses 50 common and distressing situations which individuals struggling to conceive encounter, and a variety of custom made solutions for each one. For each situation you might face (such as getting your period at work for example), you can click on six different ways to help you feel better. In the moment. As in, right then when you are experiencing the distress.

Our Team

Dr. Alice D. Domar

Co-Founder

Dr. Alice D. Domar is considered to be one of the world's top experts on the relationship between stress and infertility. She conducts research and has published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals on the topic, she lectures internationally at academic conferences, has trained health care professionals worldwide, has written two books on the topic, and is the founder of the Mind/Body Program for Infertility. She was the recipient of two grants from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the impact of infertility on emotional health. She is a practicing psychologist and director of integrative care at Boston IVF, the executive director of the Domar Centers for Mind/Body Health, and an associate professor, part-time, in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School. She is an editor of Fertility and Sterility, the official journal of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and is a past chair of the Mental Health Professional Group of ASRM.

Dr. Elizabeth Grill

Co-Founder

Dr. Elizabeth Grill is Director of Psychological Services at the Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine and is Associate Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Medicine, and Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She is also an Assistant Attending Psychologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Grill is experienced as a counseling psychologist and medical researcher with a special focus on the emotional aspects of infertility, IVF treatment, third party reproduction, oncofertility, fertility preservation, sexual dysfunction, and stress and infertility. She served as Chair of the Mental Health Professional Group and served two terms on the Content Review Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Grill sits on several professional boards and is an editorial reviewer for peer reviewed journals. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, has lectured worldwide to patient and medical audiences and has participated in media interviews related to the emotional aspects of reproductive medicine.

Sylvia Haber

Designer

Sylvia Haber is a graphic designer with over 20 years of experience in print and digital design. Sylvia is the Owner and Creative Director of Perpetuart, a Boston based design studio that is dedicated to making a difference in a creative and meaningful way. Visit site

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How it Works

Here's an example: You are at a family holiday meal and a close relative suddenly announces that she is pregnant. click on it, and find the following solutions -

Cognitive Techniques

What you can think

Behavioral Techniques

What you can do

Social Solutions

Finding the Humor

Links to ideas

Relaxation

Self-Nurturing

Links to ideas

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