Coming to terms with infertility can often leave people feeling alone and isolated. It can also have a huge impact on personal relationships such as partners, friends and family. Infertility is not an easy situation to deal with and many people feel inadequate and empty.
In this Blog we take a look at how you can try and find emotional balance.
Common Infertility Emotions
Trying to come to terms with infertility is incredibly hard and often feels like an emotional rollercoaster. Some of the following feelings are common when suffering from infertility:
- Overwhelming stress
It’s important to realise that experiencing any or all of these feelings is completely normal when suffering from infertility. However, taking time to address your emotions can have a positive impact on your emotional mind set.
Finding Emotional Balance
Trying to find emotional balance is easier said than done. However, it’s important to know that there is plenty of help available. Here are a few suggestions:
- Understand Your Fertility Options. If you’ve been trying to conceive for some time, consider seeking advice from a Fertility Doctor. Speaking with a Fertility Specialist will help you to understand the reason for your infertility and the options available to you.
- Set Boundaries. Setting boundaries with friends and family is crucial to self-care and will help to reduce physical and emotional stress surrounding infertility. It will also help to establish how others behave around you to that relationships are respectful, appropriate and caring.
- Talk. Talk to your partner, close friends and family about how you are really feeling. Being open and honest will help to improve feelings of isolation and loneliness. Sometimes it can feel such a relief to share how you are feeling. Knowing that people care about you and want to help will also help you to find emotional balance.
- Remove Pressure. Remembering that infertility is not your fault will allow you to move forward in a positive way on your journey to parenthood. Taking the pressure off will help you rebalance your emotions in a healthy way.
- Join a Support Group. Talking to others who are all experiencing the same feelings can often really help in a positive and encouraging way before, and during your infertility journey.
- Seek Emotional Support. Seek emotional support from a trained Fertility Counsellor. Many professionals will be able to help you which will help you to feel more positive and hopeful for the future.
- Consider Holistic Therapies. Accupuncture, Reflexology and Hypnotherapy will all help you to relax, increase levels of happiness, and have a positive effect on your mindset which are all very beneficial when struggling with infertility.
Knowing that you have options available can bring relief, improve self-care, and really help to find emotional balance again.