While every infertility treatment journey is different, one thing that is true for all of them is dealing with infertility is an emotional rollercoaster. Each person’s journey can raise all of the expected feelings like anxiety, frustration, and excitement, but can also spark some other emotions that were unanticipated. The support staff at AZARH is ready to help you through this rigorous time. Click here to schedule a consultation or call our Arizona fertility clinics today at 480-946-9900.
RECOGNIZE THAT THIS WILL BE A HIGHLY EMOTIONAL TIME
When coping with infertility no matter what feelings your fertility journey triggers for you, they will probably be strong. You can help deal with these emotions by doing things like:
- Reducing the hours you spend at work, volunteering or on other major obligations including getting help with childcare, if you already have children
- Revisiting methods you’ve used in the past to successfully ease stress — like yoga, reading, meditation, writing in a journal, binge-watching your favorite shows, or just getting extra sleep
- Ensuring you have a reliable support system of friends and family who will listen to you vent, cheer you up when you are down, and celebrate your big and small successes
But overall, just acknowledging to yourself the emotional aspects of dealing with infertility for the next several months is going to be — no matter what happens — a highly emotionally charged time. By acknowledging the highs and lows of emotions of infertility can do wonders for helping you and your partner get through the struggle.
SUPPORT FROM SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS
As the fertility journey can be filled with very specific kinds of highs and lows, AZARH has a counselor on staff who has dedicated her career to helping women and men navigate the emotions that arise during the fertility journey. She is here to help you understand that the emotions you are experiencing are normal, strategize coping techniques, talk you through any decisions that are challenging and to help with education on topics related to fertility. Our goal is to help you stay balanced and focused as you pursue your dream of parenthood.