An IVF journey often isn’t an easy one, but there are ways to cope that can make it less stressful. Here are five important coping techniques to consider, so you can have an easier emotional experience during IVF.
Self-care is an extremely important part of good emotional wellbeing during your IVF journey. While that can mean something like a spa day or a favorite dessert, it’s more about taking good care of yourself on a daily basis. Feeling well and happy can go a long way toward a more relaxed experience, even during stressful times.
A healthy lifestyle is another way to reduce your worries during IVF. That includes eating right, getting enough sleep, and exercising. But it’s important to follow your doctor’s recommendation, because hard or vigorous exercise may not be the best choice for women during their IVF journey.
Emotional support from loved ones, support groups, and professionals is a great way to cope more easily during your IVF experience. Whether you talk to a therapist or to your friends (or both), having emotional support can make it feel like a weight has been lifted.
The more knowledge you have about your health and how IVF works, the more you can understand the process and anything you need to do as you move through that process. Knowledge really is power, and can also help you feel more relaxed and confident in your choices and medical care.
Whether you journal, draw, color, crochet, read, or have other hobbies, you need a healthy, safe outlet for the emotions you’re feeling. Sometimes, the IVF journey can be a rocky one. You might be overjoyed at a successful pregnancy or devastated when a round of IVF is not successful. Being able to express your emotions can help you cope with them and move forward.
As you talk with your doctor about your IVF plans, you’ll find what works for you. The best ways to cope aren’t the same for everyone, but finding proper coping mechanisms is an important part of your journey.
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