Infertility demands too much in terms of time, energy, patience, support, and money.
Unfortunately, the result is that most infertility patients report symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. In fact, a recent study showed that 40% of women had significant symptoms of anxiety or depression at their very first visit to an infertility specialist, and the percentage increases as the complexity of treatment increases. A majority of the women in the study who experienced an unsuccessful IVF cycle reported depressive symptoms shortly after.
If you’ve experienced a failed cycle and have noticed that you are more irritable as of late, or don’t enjoy things as much as you used to, it likely means that you are having a justifiably painful, yet normal reaction to infertility.
It is important, however, to figure out what you can do to help yourself feel better.
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