Thursday, November 01, 2018

Coping with anxiety in an IVF cycle

It's completely normal for all IVF patients to be anxious because you don't know how well the cycle is going to grow, whether you're going to grow eggs, how good your quality of embryos is going to be, or whether you're going to get pregnant or not. There's a lot of suspense and uncertainty, and of course this will cause anxiety and stress, and this is fine. Every IVF patient goes through it. After all, no one enjoys going through an IVF cycle. The good news is that the stress will not affect your chances of getting pregnant. It will not affect growth of follicles. It will not affect fertilization. So either way, don't feel too bad about it.

It's quite common, for example, for patients to have difficulty sleeping during an IVF cycle, and this is completely normal given the fact that you're going through a treatment which has so much riding on it and you can't be sure what the outcome is going to be. But don't make a bad situation worse. And if you do need to take anxiety medications, that's fine. They don't have an adverse effect on your IVF cycle either, but use standard home remedies first, like meditation.

Yes, going through an IVF cycle can be packed with anxiety, but don’t forget that being infertile also causes a lot of anxiety. Ideally, IVF should relieve your anxiety, as you now have something positive to look forward to !

One way of reducing your anxiety is making sure you are well-informed about all the medical details of the IVF treatment. You can send me your medical details by filling in the form at so that I can guide you !

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