Infertility is a sensitive topic that can be draining both physically and mentally for couples. It is only natural to feel exasperated if you want to start a family but are unable to due to some reason or the other. Though it might be difficult, learning to stay positive and even practising mindfulness can help you get through.
If you have decided to take the help of IVF treatments, it is worth noting that the right attitude can do wonders to the process. Here are some of the primary benefits of staying positive during the treatments.
- Better Health and Well Being:
Infertility can take a toll on someone, more so if it has been a lifelong issue. Thus, it makes even more sense to take good care of your health and wellbeing. It is not a secret that anxiety, depression, and stress only worsen your state of infertility.
Though your efforts to alleviate anxiety, stress or depression might not result in pregnancy, they will help the cause. Bad mental health is anyway not welcome, whether you are planning for a kid or otherwise.
- Shaky Relationship:
Infertility can impact the romance between couples in a big way. Even more, if a couple has been trying to conceive. At times this can lead to blaming each other and the relationship, in general, can suffer from stress. It is crucial to remain positive to ensure that your relationship does not take a hit during this stage.
The above are two good reasons for you to stay positive during IVF treatments. If you are wondering how to stay positive in such trying times, here are a few ways to do so.
- Be Kind:
You don’t have to be kind to anyone else, but yourself. Infertility can generally lead to a lot of negative self-talk. Once you decide on IVF treatments, it is essential that you be a bit more kind to yourself. If anyone of your friends found out that they are infertile, you would certainly console them rather than blame them. Then why do it to yourself?
Talk to yourself as if you are consoling a friend who is going through a tough time. It is difficult to talk negatively in such terms and you will start feeling food or positive eventually.
- Cope with Emotions:
It is very common to undergo a lot of emotions in such times. You can be angry, resentful, or sad. You could face some other emotions as well. However, it is essential to cope with these emotions rather than bottling them. The following might help you do so.
- Exercise even in smaller amounts can help you improve your mood and feel better.
- You can get into a habit of journaling. Write down your emotions and thoughts in a journal. It will help you ease out some of the emotions and confusion.
- You can even start practising mindfulness.
IVF treatments can be a bit difficult for couples. However, with the right mindset and a positive attitude, you can get through it.