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If you’re dealing with infertility it can be hard to be excited about the new year. Your social media feeds may have plenty of exciting announcements, including pregnancies, and that can have you feeling like you’re being left behind. Additionally, a new year can be a reminder of how fast time is passing, and that you still don’t have a child to help complete your family. Anyone who’s on a fertility journey knows how stressful and painful those kinds of things can be.
Fortunately, there are a few things you can do in order to feel better and more like yourself again. You need to give yourself compassion and grace, instead of getting caught up in the endless cycle of “what to do to get pregnant” posts you can find all over the Internet. Rather than get caught up in those and the frustration they can cause, look for things that help you feel whole as you are right now.
You can meditate or journal, choose to cuddle up on your favorite sheets or blanket, or spend time with a pet. Other tips for self-care during your fertility journey include scented candles, flowers, music, tea, and gratitude lists. You don’t have to try everything listed, and you can definitely choose something different if it resonates with you. The goal is to locate things that bring you happiness and peace, and that help you feel in control.
Uncertainty is a big part of the infertility experience and can have you feeling like you just aren’t yourself. With the right adjustments, though, you can reduce that feeling and take back control over your situation and how you see it.
You also don’t need to make a bunch of lists and resolutions around fertility or anything else for the new year, because that can quickly have you feeling overwhelmed. Instead, choose one or two items and make them your focus. Maybe it’s time to contact your fertility doctor, or look into freezing your eggs. Perhaps you’re ready to make some changes in your personal life that can help. Picking an actionable step can help you get moving toward the goal you want most.
We aim to provide our clients with a straightforward breakdown of what might seem to be a complicated and daunting process so that they can enjoy the beautiful experience of bringing a child into the world through assisted reproductive technology. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!