Coping with the Stress of Infertility (CE)

Coping with the Stress of Infertility (CE)


Research shows that stress is one of the number one reasons that patients drop out of infertility treatment.  This course will cover the mind/body relationship in infertility and the connection between stress/depression and infertility.


Listen to our 1-hour audio course where host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit interviews  Alice Domar, Ph.D.

Dr. Domar is the author of numerous books including Conquering Infertility and Six Steps to Increased Fertility. She is the Executive Director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health and the Director of Mind/Body Services at Boston IVF. Dr. Domar will cover strategies and coping skills for the stress of infertility.

This course is brought to you by:

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for infertility patients, infertility nurses and nurse practitioners, as well as other professionals working in the field of infertility or women’s health.

Course Overview:

Outline for Coping with the Stress of Infertility 

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify 4 coping skills to help patients deal with the emotions of infertility.

  • Explain 3 techniques couples can use to help strengthen their marriage when going through infertility treatment.

  • Identify ways nurses or infertility professionals can help guide patients in managing their stress during infertility treatment.

  • Identify techniques for coping with infertility treatment failure.

Nurse/Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education Information:

1.3 Hour CE credit by NPWH (estimated time to complete course 1 h 20 m)

* A certificate of completion will be immediately awarded online upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10-question quiz (with a score of 80% or higher) and completing a course evaluation. 

Accreditations and Approvals:

This activity has been evaluated and approved by the Continuing Education Approval Program of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health for 1.3 contact hours, including 0 contact hours of pharmacology. NPWH Activity number 18-16. Each participant should claim only those contact hours that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

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