Handling Infertility Stress

Dealing with the stresses of regular life can be tough enough. To have to deal with the pressures of infertility on top of that can be even harder. Feelings of isolation and frustration can occur, and questions from well-meaning friends and family like, “So when are you having a family” just make matters worse. In fact, there are a number of challenges that people can face during infertility treatment, such as:

  • Test results not turning out the way you’re hoping
  • Ultrasound findings aren’t encouraging
  • Initial treatment attempts are unsuccessful
  • Pregnancy testing might be negative
  • A miscarriage occurs

These, along with other frustrations, can cause anger, depression, and disappointment. However, due to enormous and constant leaps forward in medical technology, it is becoming less and less likely that individuals and couples going through treatments will remain childless. The good news is that, if you’re going through fertility treatments, the odds are on your side. A few of the technological benefits are:

  • Fertility drugs that boost ovulation
  • Lifestyle changes that improve the odds of fertilization
  • Treatments for male infertility
  • Intrauterine insemination
  • Egg and embryo freezing

That’s just a few of the wide variety of options available to you. Additionally, remember that infertility affects 1 in 8 people living in the United States. That means that it’s not only a fairly common issue but that it’s also a highly treatable one. So take a deep breath and relax, Trust that, like millions of others, there’s a way forward for you, too.