Tuesday, December 04, 2012

How to prepare yourself emotionally for an IVF cycle ?

This is a guest post from our expert patient, Manju

Emotional preparation for an IVF cycle is as important as preparing yourself physically. Our mental and physical health is intertwined and any adverse change in one can affect the other too. Actually an IVF cycle is much more emotionally draining when compared to the physical discomfort it can cause. There are so many fears and concerns before starting an IVF cycle – and you are likely to feel excited and terrified at the same time. For most people the first IVF cycle (and for some every cycle) will be a scary emotional roller-coaster ride , filled with lots of uncertainty and heart-breaks. Of course there are a fortunate few who go through their IVF cycle smoothly and achieve success in their first attempt. But remember , this is not true for everyone. While we all want our first IVF cycle to be our last as well, if you are not hardy enough , an IVF cycle can play havoc with your mental health, sometimes irreversibly. So how should you prepare yourself mentally to deal with such an emotionally challenging journey ? How can you through an IVF cycle and come out successfully with minimal heart-breaks and few emotional scars ?

Read more at http://drmalpani.com/how-to-prepare-yourself-emotionally-for-an-ivf-cycle.htm

1 comment:

  1. This post is very helpful to couples who are undergoing IVF. Infertility treatments can be stressful and it's important to prepare yourself both physically and mentally. As they say, a healthy mind and body means a healthy baby. Thanks for sharing.

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