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Five ways to deal with infertility

The news of pregnancy can bring joy and fulfillment in you and your partner’s life. But unfortunately, if you are trying but unable to conceive, it can be equally depressing and devastating as well. In India and most other countries, infertility is an issue that’s suppressed and looked down upon by society.

It is common that you feel embarrassed and stressed that having a baby is going to be difficult to you. Therefore, it is important for you to understand that you are not alone in this and to talk about the infertility issues to address the problem at the right time. In a way or the other, it is still possible to conceive by addressing the challenges you face throughout the journey to parenthood.

Here is how you can rise above the isolation and cope with your infertility in a healthy way:

1. Acceptance

Dealing with infertility has a lot to do with managing your emotions. Accepting your feelings, rather than suppressing them, is the first step to moving forward in a positive way. It’s not strange to have negative thoughts when you are not able to conceive naturally. You might feel like avoiding pregnant friends/relatives while dealing with infertility.

Having these thoughts are common and you should openly share this with your partner with utmost sincerity and transparency. Do your best to accept and acknowledge your condition and plan positively.

2. Don’t compare

Infertility can be caused due to various factors, which makes every case different from one another. You might come across friends, colleagues or relatives who are dealing with fertility issues as well and you may compare your situation with theirs. Always remember that your journey to fertility would be unique, and you shouldn’t burden yourself with stress from others’ experience.

3. Blaming yourself does no good

Blaming yourself or your partner will only take you a step back in the path to parenthood. In most cases, you or your partner are nowhere at fault, and it can be other genetic and/or other factors that come into play. At this phase of your life, the best of your focus should go in taking care of yourself and supporting your partner.

4. Find a fertility clinic that suits you

Take time and visit all trusted centers in your area and shortlist the ones where you’ve been given enough time to understand your condition, the available treatment options, their success rates and risks associated with them. Spend time with their fertility experts; also verify if they conduct counseling as mental and emotional stability goes hand in hand with an effective fertility treatment. Therefore, it is wise to choose a centre which follows holistic, ethical and transparent practices.

5. Outlet your emotions in a healthy way

Don’t indulge and give in to your grief by adopting unhealthy habits. Instead, include activities like exercise, writing a journal, walking, volunteering for a social cause, eating healthy and good, etc that’ll keep your mind away and busy from thinking about your condition again and again.

Accepting infertility and coping with it isn’t an easy task, but it isn’t a journey you should walk alone. Get your partner in the same terms, seek support from friends and family, and get the best clinical team working to help you reach your dream of becoming a parent.

Disclaimer: Indian Health Bureau does not claim any responsibility for the information contained in this article. The information may not hold good for everyone. The post is for general awareness only and should not be construed as a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Please consult your doctor to know what is good for you.



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