TOP 15 IN-PERSON INFERTILITY SUPPORT GROUPS IN FLORIDA

Struggling with infertility can be hard, and it isn’t always easy finding people who entirely understand your experiences. It is completely normal to feel alone during the process. In these instances, support networks of people going through similar experiences are crucial for emotional health and wellbeing. Research shows that building social connections, especially with those that can understand one another, can protect against poor mental health. 

In-Person Infertility support groups can help you be a part of a group of people going through similar experiences. In these groups, everyone will understand and listen as they are all collectively joining these groups for the purpose of being supported and supporting others. These groups are typically either led by a professional or by peers. These groups offer incomparable support and have helped thousands of people across the nation. 

If you are thinking that in-person infertility support groups would be most suitable to you, we compiled this list of our top 15 favorite in-person infertility support groups in the Florida area. If you feel as if online-based support groups would be a better option for you, see Top 5 Favorite Online-Based Infertility Support Groups in Florida.

Top 15 in-person infertility support groups in Florida: 

If you are thinking that in-person infertility support groups would be a good choice for you, we compiled this list of our top 15 favorite in-person infertility support groups in the Florida area. If you feel as if online support groups would be a better option for you, see our Top 5 Online Infertility Support Groups in Florida.

  • Florida: Jax General Infertility Peer-led Support Group

Area: Jacksonville 

Contact:  [email protected]

Fee: None

Description: “Infertility support group for those local to the Jacksonville, FL area. Please contact us before attending your first meeting.” This group is peer-led. 

  • Florida: Gulf Breeze General Infertility Support Group

Area: Pensacola 

Contact: [email protected]

Fee: None

Description: “Please contact Suzanne before attending your first meeting.” This group is led by Suzanne Kanuck.

  • Primary Infertility Group

Area: Miami Beach 

Contact:  (973) 453-4806

Fee: Cost per Session: $150 – $175

Description: “Need a place to Talk? Feel understood? Get support from women who are going through a similar journey. Facilitated by a professional who has been in this field for 16 years. Call for more information” This group is led by Bette Galen

  • Coping with Infertility

Area: Miami 

Contact:  (305) 290-4381

Fee: $60 per session

Description: “This group will help participants explore their thoughts and feelings as they pertain to their challenges in trying to conceive. Working with other women undergoing the same challenges will provide a safe and supportive environment where new ways of coping can be explored and put into practice. The group is open to women who have been trying to conceive for at least 1 year. Please contact me for more information and schedules.” This group is led by Dr. Veronica Dumas

  • Couples Coping with Infertility

Area: Delray Beach 

Contact:  (561) 288-5133

Fee: $50 – $100

Description: “This is a mind-body group aimed at helping individuals and couples receive emotional support, practical information, and a venue for connecting with others who have undergone similar reproductive trauma. The group is based on cognitive-behavioral theory and it incorporates Imago Relationship Therapy techniques, along with a variety of psychoeducational components, such as relaxation training and cognitive-restructuring. Some of the general topics to be addressed are: 1. Identifying your “reproductive story” 2. Grieving a reproductive loss 3. The Impact of Reproductive Challenges on Intimate Relationships 4. Will we say “when” and will we look at other options?” This group is led by Laura Aileen Zipris

  • Florida: Palm Beach County General Infertility Support Group

Area: Delray Beach 

Contact:  [email protected]

Fee: None

Description: “Please contact Lisa before attending your first meeting for location.” This group is led by Lisa

  • Florida: Pasco IVF Support Group

Area: Pasco 

Contact:  [email protected]

Fee: None 

Description: “Please contact Julie before attending your first meeting.” This group is led by Julie Perez. 

  • Florida: Tampa Bay General Infertility Support Group

Area: Tampa 

Contact:  [email protected]

Description: “Please contact Kathy or Nicole before attending your first meeting.” This group is led by Kathy and Nicole.

  • Florida: Orlando General Infertility Support Group

Area: Orlando 

Contact:  [email protected]

Fee: None

Description: “Please contact Susanna before attending your first meeting.” This group is led by Susanna. 

  • Coping with Infertility

Area: Indian Harbour Beach 

Contact:  (321) 213-9996

Fee: $20+ per session

Description: “Support for women who face challenges in family planning. Groups are professionally facilitated, validating, uplifting, and inspirational.” This group is led by Kristin Woodling

  • Mind Body Class for Infertility

Area: Tampa 

Contact:  (813) 438-7499

Fee: $80+ per session

Description: “The Mind Body Class for Infertility is based on the scientifically proven relaxation techniques developed at Harvard University to enhance your chances of getting pregnant. The class offers a natural complement to medical treatments to achieve pregnancy, and also focuses on improving the couple relationship. The group meets for 10 consecutive weeks.” This group is led by Kathy Fountain. 

  • Infertility Group for Women

Area: Fort Lauderdale  

Contact:  (754) 757-2775

Fee: $60+ per session

Description: “This group is for women experiencing issues related to infertility. It is appropriate for those having difficulty achieving pregnancy, considering infertility evaluation, undergoing infertility evaluation, undergoing medication treatment such as IVF In Vitro Fertilization, IUI Intrauterine Insemination, pregnancy loss, and considering adoption or termination of medical infertility treatment. The one-story office building is in a quiet location. Individual counseling is also available. I am inviting you to call me directly at 954-859-1049 to receive more information about this group.” This group is led by Karen Ashton Justice.

  • A mother’s Love Infertility Support Group

Area: Naples 

Contact:  (561) 419-9601

Fee: $20-$30 per session 

Description: “Finding strength and motivation to continue infertility treatments can be difficult when faced with enormous physical, emotional, and financial challenges. Some women isolate, withdraw, and suffer. In their silence, comes sadness, hopelessness, and grief when what is needed is: hope, love, and nurturance. In a Mother’s Love, a 8 week closed women’s support group, you can find hope and strength from other women experiencing similar feelings while in the midst of trying to have a baby. Through sharing and finding new ways to cope in group, you can find the courage to continue pursuing your dream to become a mother.” This group is led by Laura Romig. 

  • Helping Couples Cope with Infertility

Area: Sarasota 

Contact:  (941) 234-0518

Fee: $40 per person/ $55 per couple.

Description: “Infertility is one of the most stressful events anyone can experience. It is a major life hurdle and a major disappointment. It affects you individually and strains your relationship. This group will provide a place to talk with others about their experiences and yours. You will learn specific methods to help you get through the treatments or move on.” This group is led by Beth M. Cooper, Ph.D., ABPP, Licensed Psychologist. 

  1. Miami Beach Women’s General Infertility Support Group

Area: Miami Beach 

Contact:  [email protected]

Fee: $15

Description: “Going through infertility treatment can be daunting and can challenge couples communication skills and their ability to remain open to each other’s needs as a pregnancy remains elusive.  Meet other couples who really understand what you are going through. We’ll discuss how men and women communicate and process stress and trauma differently; learn from each other successful coping skills as well as ones that could use a little tweaking!  Bring your questions and concerns to this supportive environment. RSVP Required.” 

 

 

We hope that our list can be a helpful tool for you when searching for the right group. If you decide that you would rather join an online infertility support group, make sure to check out our Top 5 Favorite Online Infertility Support Groups in Florida (that are all free!). Additionally, here at IVF Options, we have our own online support group as well – we hope to see you there!