Considering infertility treatments like IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) or IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) to achieve parenthood is a global trend due to the hiking levels of infertility. Generally, these ART techniques are easily understood with a mere discussion, but the true core concept will actually leave you contemplating about the previous decisions.
Depression, emotional down breaks, stress, hopelessness are some of the very many psychological factors associated with most especially IVF. The extent of their impact differs from one patient to another, depending on the type of infertility, financial support, fertility record, society views, and lastly family matters among others.
Scientifically, ART treatments are generally clinically based, meaning that your fertility doctor has a voluminous range of procedures to carry out for a successful treatment, however, it is also a couple’s prime responsibility to impact the treatment by preparing the body physically and mentally.
The latest studies conducted by the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) indicated that at least 20% of both males and females had one or more elevated scores scale scores due to dysfunctional emotional distress or personality issues. A majority of the women and at least 15% of males confirmed that infertility was the most stressful or upsetting experience of their lives.
With therapy, studies indicate that many of the couples have a better ability to withstand the involved emotional issues.
Tips to Lead you through your IVF treatment
It is best to understand that various challenges will be witnessed down the road, but you have a capacity of emerging victorious. Fertility centres commonly provide coping tips for couples depending on their type of infertility and so on. However, these simple measures from us are ideally excellent for any couple;
Better to Prepare than directly head for the treatment
It is a common mistake made by 60% of patients as they directly head in for the treatment that primarily having a self-evaluation. Take at least a period of three months to prepare your body through conducting Yoga, being physically active, and improving your dietary approaches.
Being a smoker, obese, or drug addict will extremely weary out your body as you have to accommodate the treatment demands. Quit all these habits and embark on treatment after a minimum of 5 months.
Your cognition approach must be evaluated at every step. It is advisable to eliminate negative thoughts by sharing your stressful issues with your partner, therapist, or a fertility doctor.
Studies indicate numerous benefits of physical activity prior and during IVF treatment. Exercises like walking, dancing, mind-body techniques, swimming, meditation, yoga, and running aid in releasing negative ideologies from your mind and body. These will also help you eliminate anxiety, stress, and depression.
Share your worries
Talk to your partner, mother or friend about your fears and worries. These will definitely occur, especially during the 2 weeks waiting period. Talk about it with your partner in case you feel like so, but don’t make it a habit to stir up your emotions.
Plan for a Getaway
Select your dream destination and spend some quality time there either before the treatment or during the treatment course as your doctor may suggest. Refreshing your mind and body with simple family parties, surprises can help you stay calm.
Sign up for a Support Programme
At least 78% of women sign up for these programmes to get any IVF support desired. It could be costly, but choose affordable programmes.