Women who are having difficulties conceiving are not alone. More than 7 million couples face some sort of fertility issue and must deal with the emotional, physical, and often financial ramifications. The focus of this article is to help patients learn better ways of coping with infertility. Seeking counseling can help prospective parents through the emotional rollercoaster that often accompanies fertility treatment. Here are some helpful coping strategies to consider.
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Technology changes quickly, so it is helpful to be on top of all the newest treatment types. Do some research yourself, or ask your fertility specialist to answer any questions you may have.
Support yourself and your partner as this can be a most stressful time. Exercise, eat healthily, find time to relax and decompress—maybe a massage or some other indulgent treatment—meditate or utilize whatever types of activities that bring you comfort and ease stress.
It can be easy to play the blame game, so be mindful of any negative thought processes about your partner and communicate with one another in a non-critical manner. Typically, when you don't express your feelings, they tend to come out in another way. Arguments, snapping at one another, isolating or avoiding may occur due to lack of healthy expression of feelings. Being aware of this and taking extra time to give love and support to one another is crucial.
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