The decision making and conformity for IVF is a stressful challenge for the intended parents. The IVF cycle requires a huge support system to handle this stress level. However, the intended parents have to pass over a series of stressful situations before and during the initiation of the IVF cycle.
Before you start your IVF cycle, you might unaware of the exact reason behind infertility, which is one of the causes of anxiety. Sometimes previous tragic incidence like miscarriage can also increase your stress level.
Anxiety often interferes with your mental and physical ability requirements to pursue IVF treatment. But a strong support system obtain from your fertility doctor, family, friends, and relatives is helpful to measure can strengthen your overall will power to become a mother.
Seeking fertility treatment is an appreciable decision making to overcome the pregnancy-related uncertainty. You can get a definite answer from your fertility doctor about why you have difficulty to achieve or sustain a pregnancy. You will also acquire a proper knowledge of available treatment options. This is very important for your decision making.
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The experience of the IVF treatment journey is different for each of the couples. During IVF cycle physical changes are significant. In IVF treatment, hormonal therapy can also alter your mood. The emotional roller coaster may isolate you from the social gathering. But healthy and effective communication can solve this issue.
Support obtain from your fertility doctor
You can ask any unanswered question to your doctor to know the exact answer. You should write down all your queries in a diary before going for a consultation to avoid forgetting anything. Proper understanding of the fact can help you to overcome all IVF myth-related stress. Fertility doctor helps you to provide step by step understanding to clear all your doubts. This empowers you from inside as you can correlate the changes in your body, which indicates your dream will be fulfilled and soon your waiting period will over.
Additional professional support
Some patients need additional professional support from psychiatrists, psychologists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and hypnotherapists, along with the fertility doctor. These experts help patents to ease their mental or physical challenges and support throughout the IVF cycle for successful pregnancy outcome. You can consult your fertility doctor about the additional professional support and he may refer you to respective expert/s.
Associate with national infertility association
In many countries, the national infertility association is build up to provide necessary information about fertility treatment. You can contact such an association to get the right guidance.
If you are not comfortable to discuss your infertility issues socially, you can take online service. You can connect with other people who have taken fertility treatment and you can ask their experience through online chat. This will help you to get a practical scenario. You can try the “fertility message board” through Google or search “infertility” on Facebook to connect other people having a similar portfolio.
Strengthen relationships with your partner, and other friends and relatives
You share your pain, nervousness or other mental or physical trauma with your partner, and other friends and relatives. You do not hide in a shell. They may not estimate your exact problem, but effective communication can give mental relief to you.
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Ravi Sharma is the director at ARTbaby Global (ARThealthcare). And a successful pharmacist and a marketer. He loves to write about IVF, Surrogacy and other ART (assisted reproductive technology) news, issues, and updates. He is a Pharmacy graduate (B. Pharm) and M.B.A (marketing).