For some people the diagnosis of infertility can become an obsession and thus negatively affect all facets of their lives. In these cases, professional help is essential to resolve the situation in a responsible way, to manage negative thoughts properly and to consider different options of assisted reproduction to achieve the desired pregnancy.
Infertility and relationship
The inability to conceive can unleash a certain resentment between the partners, who believe they are experiencing completely different emotions or blame the other for the situation. The tension in the relationship is increased by the scheduling of sexual relations (using the ovulation calendar and ovulation calculator), which decreases spontaneity and intimacy, becoming a job focused exclusively on reproductive purposes.
When this situation is prolonged over time, many women feel that they are “defective” and some men see their virility questioned. In both cases, this can translate into stress, depressive symptoms with anxiety crises and changes in sexual behavior that negatively affect their physical and emotional health. It can also trigger a painful psychological process with associated psychosomatic problems, such as a feeling of loss of control, lack of sleep, decreased appetite, fatigue or muscle pain resulting from a situation of continuous stress.
What is the solution?
Dealing with infertility is not always easy, but communication, both with the couple and with friends or health professionals, can help to achieve it. In this type of situation it is very important to control feelings of isolation that can lead to loneliness and depression.
Undergoing assisted reproduction treatment is a new common project that can help the couple to reaffirm their commitment. However, during this process, taking care of emotions is also important. Each fertilization cycle involves a strong emotional charge in which hope and the illusion of becoming pregnant coexist with the possibility of failure, which can lead to states characterized by the loss of control of emotions.
With patience, a positive attitude and appropriate treatment, many couples diagnosed with infertility manage to fulfill their dream of becoming parents. That is why it is worth trying to take care of all spheres of our life, including emotional health.
CREA’s psychological cabinet
At CREA we are concerned about the health and well-being of each of our patients. In addition, we know that a better state of mind in patients not only brings greater emotional balance and a better quality of life, but it is also beneficial in relation to the chances of pregnancy. For this reason, we have our own psychological cabinet integrated in our center, which provides specialized, personalized and professional attention to those couples who request it. This psychological support helps to face, in a positive way, the assisted reproduction treatments and favors the prevention of the negative emotional effects of the same.
If you want to get pregnant, in CREA’s blog you will find tips to improve your fertility, as well as information about the different treatments and alternatives that exist today to achieve it. If you have any doubts, contact us. We will attend you personally and we will study your case to see which assisted reproduction technique is best for you.