Coping with Infertility: 5 Tips

Coping with Infertility: 5 Tips

The first and the most important thing to know when coping with infertility is that you are not alone in this alarmingly increasing situation. Even though infertility is far from easy to cope with, solutions are available and, with enough patience, this state of facts can be overcome. You’ll often hear from your peers that the mere anxiety about conceiving is causing infertility. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

False, since recently made studies have shown that stress causing infertility may be a myth, but of course, the lower the stress of infertility is, the more happy you will be about yourself. When you say to yourself, “I want to get pregnant now” and you keep hitting against the brick wall that is infertility, it can feel disheartening.

Here are 5 tips for easier coping with infertility.

Vent your frustrations

Women tend to struggle alone with conceiving issues but holding everything inside does not help. It has been proven that holding your feelings back takes more mental energy than expressing your dissatisfaction. Take some time and allow yourself to think about it and let yourself feel frustration and anger in small healthy doses.

Seek support

Infertility is not a burden to be carried alone. Talk to friends about your worries, seek professional counseling, and search groups with similar problems or online forums, anything you can do to feel less alone. Both professional individual help and couples counseling can make patients affected by this disorder cope better with their problems. There are fertility clinics which insist that patients seek counseling before and during fertility treatment.

Find inner peace

When emotions get too intense, relaxing techniques can help. Learn how to relax and calm yourself during treatments. Use one of the many available procedures of relaxation, such as yoga, Pilates or acupuncture. They will improve your general health state, thus your mind status and self-esteem.

Share with your partner

Your infertility disorder affects your partner, even if sometimes he won’t admit it. Men cope with stress in different ways than women. They are unlikely to express their sadness, tending to hold things inside. It is not wrong but a couple is formed by two, and worries should be shared.

Be informed

Learn as much as you can about your disorder and about alternative methods, such as adoption or living child-free. You’ll feel more in control if you are updated with medical progress and aware of all the possibilities to combat this situation.

Keep the romance

Besides these, do not forget that sex should not be changed into a chore. Sex should be a way to express love for each other. Use proper atmosphere, candles, music, sexy underwear, romantic movies and any other piquancy you both enjoy and forget about conceiving when making love!

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Maureen Stephens, BS, RN
Maureen Stephens, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.