Having a baby isn’t always easy, and for some couples trying to conceive comes at a heavy emotional cost. If you’re getting nowhere, or are facing the stress and anxiety of fertility treatments, here are some tips to help you cope.
Accept your feelings.
Accept your feelings are normal
Infertility is painful and the daily grind of tests, hormone injections, stress and disappointment is bound to take its toll.
Turn to family and friends for support.
Help family and friends support you
They want to help, but friends and family often don’t know what to say and may make insensitive remarks or ‘helpful’ suggestions like &
Don't blame yourself.
Don’t blame yourself
Fertility problems are outside your control, but it may be you’re giving yourself a hard time for ‘bringing it on yourself,’ either for not tryi
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Don't blame your partner.
Don’t blame your partner
Trying to conceive can be tough on relationships, especially if it’s all you ever seem to talk about, or if you feel he isn’t struggling to the sa
Give yourself a deadline.
Give yourself a deadline
If your life has become an endless cycle of appointments, examinations and fertility treatments you may start to wonder about how long you’re willing to go on
Stay calm with pregnant friends.
Dealing with pregnant friends
With the best will in the world it can be hard to feel happy for someone when you’re hurting, particularly when their joy reminds you of the one thing yo
Don't let it take over your life.
Don’t let it take over your life
Trying for a baby can be all-consuming and if you’re undergoing fertility treatment it can affect every area of your life.
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Talk to someone.
Talk to someone
Dealing with infertility can be lonely, and often family and friends won’t know what to say to support you.
When it comes to fertility treatment it’s important to remain optimistic, but holding out false hope could be damaging in the long term.
Use relaxation techniques.
If you’re feeling the strain of trying to conceive, natural coping strategies