The effects of infertility can impact every area of your life, making it hard to focus on anything else. Conception is an emotional journey, especially when you are coping with fertility issues. It can cause struggles and conflicts in relationships with your partner, family and friends. It can have a serious effect on your mental health. Infertility can be a complete disruption of the plans you have made for your life. Those struggling with infertility are no strangers to the disappointment it can cause.
Its understandable that the hardship and heartache that comes with infertility, it is a huge blow to most people. Here at the Advanced Reproductive Center, we work with couples who are struggling to cope with infertility. Many of our clients feel guilty as if they are broken, or that they have let their partner down. These are all normal feelings. However, the doctors and staff at the Advanced Reproductive Center help assist couples and singles struggling with infertility to come to terms with their emotions. Lets take a look at the struggle of dealing with infertility and our advice to get you through.
The desire to conceive can be overwhelming. During the struggle of infertility, many singles and couples struggle with emotions of despair, guilt, failure and more. Infertility emotions are different for everyone; but, the emotions will be there, and you must acknowledge it. When the emotions come pouring in, don’t ignore them or suppress them. It’s important to acknowledge your emotions and be real about how you’re feeling.
Infertility Support Networks
Thanks to today’s Digital Age, it’s easy to seek out and join support networks. The next step to support you through the struggle of infertility is joining a support network. No matter how alone you feel, you aren’t. There are hundreds of singles and couples out there also struggling with infertility. You can join online groups and meet others who have the same fertility struggles. What’s more, most infertility support organizations offer additional resources to help you decide your next steps and whether fertility treatments, such as IVF, are right for you.
Feelings of Anger and Jealousy
“They got pregnant and I can’t!?”. Don’t feel bad or guilty about these thoughts, it is normal. However, there are things you can do to relieve your feelings of jealousy such as talking to a friend, taking a step back from attending baby showers, talking to your partner or seeking counseling. Struggling with infertility can create immense feelings of jealousy when your friends or family members announce they are pregnant.
Communicate Earnestly with Your Partner
During these times, honest communication is essential to ensure both you and your partner are supporting one another through this difficult time. It is important to remember that infertility affects both of you. When struggling with infertility, communication is more important than ever. Infertility can quickly take a toll on your relationship with your partner, often causing unspoken feelings of guilt, resentment, fear, or inadequacy. You will both be struggling with infertility, and it will help significantly to share your thoughts and feelings with one another. If you require help, we would recommend seeking out counseling to help create effective communication with your partner.
At Advanced Reproductive Center, we offer counseling services for couples and individuals, helping you navigate your emotions, questions and fears in a safe, professional environment. Counseling sessions with Advanced Reproductive Center create a space for you to discuss your thoughts, feelings and concerns with a professional who will be helpful. Counseling can be extremely helpful for singles and couples struggling to cope with infertility.
Share with Family and Friends
The struggle of infertility can often be an isolating experience. If your family and friends do not know you are struggling with infertility, maybe now is a good time to share with them. You don’t need to announce it at the family meal or post it on Facebook, but it can be helpful to draw a few of your closest friends and family aside to share your struggles with them. This can be helpful as it helps you feel less alone, lets your family know that children are a sensitive topic and widens your support network.
One of the most difficult aspects of infertility is the uncertainty about the future. When will you have children? Will you ever have children? How long do you wait before consulting a professional? There are so many questions around the subject of infertility. To help relieve some of the stress and uncertainty, it is important to get advice about your present situation, the causes of your infertility and what the possible next steps are. At the Advanced Reproductive Center, we have fertility experts available to talk through all treatment options available to you, offering the counseling and emotional support you need and advise you on the causes and treatments for your case of infertility.
Contact the Advanced Reproductive Center Today
Infertility can affect both men and women and can be extremely challenging to cope with. However, the team here at the Advanced Reproductive Center are here to support you throughout infertility, offering you the support and treatments you need to build your family. Please don't hesitate to contact us. Our friendly team are always available to talk, give advice and book consultations.