At Clínica Tambre we provide a psychological support service. Dr. Raquel Urteaga will attend to those patients undergoing assisted reproduction treatment who are in need of some type of emotional support.
In this unit we address the following issues:
Sexuality is a source of pleasure in relationships that, if altered, could affect the couple’s bond and growth and even the reproductive aspect of the relationship.
In many cases, the cause of sexual dysfunction (inability to perform sex in a pleasurable way) is either organic or medical.
In others, psychological factors such as anxiety, stress, depression, etc., may be behind it.
That’s why at Tambre we have a multidisciplinary team of gynaecologists, urologists, endocrinologists, psychologists, and sexologists that work together to solve any problems that may arise in a couple’s sex life.
In relationships we face a number of different problems. Many are temporary, but if those problems become rooted they may cause a rift between the couple and feelings of isolation.
Couple therapy is aimed at achieving different goals:
Ultimately, the main objective is to teach both partners how to fix and resolve potential future conflicts without any outside help.
Frequently asked questions
Can fertility treatments affect sexual relations?
Yes, indeed. When asked to have sex at a certain time, it is normal that a feeling of obligation occurs since it was a spontaneous and pleasant activity before. Sometimes, it is advisable to resort to some type of psychological support to overcome it.
Can these treatments affect the life of a couple?
Unfortunately, yes. They can affect the life of a couple from both the point of sexual relations and from the stress they can generate. For this reason, it is recommended to maintain a good collaboration between both partners, as well as good communication, in order to seek help from each other when necessary. On the other hand, also in this case, psychological support is sometimes necessary.
Is it normal to go through moments of anguish, frustration or depression when there is a fertility problem?
Yes, these are common feelings in couples. Sometimes one partner feels responsible and blame himself/herself for it. Anguish is seen many times in women who, despite getting pregnant without difficulty, experience a miscarriage each time. The support of the partner, as we have mentioned earlier, is essential.
Is it common to resort to psychological support in these cases?
Yes. Almost all specialists consider this assistance enormously valuable. Therefore, a psychologist is an essential team member in reproduction centres.