Having children is a wonderful gift. But if you’ve been diagnosed
with fertility issues, you may feel as though your life has gone off track.
A diagnosis of
infertility does not automatically mean that you can never have children. There are
lots of reproductive medicine treatment options available that you can
consider. Many couples successfully conceive with the help of assisted
reproduction. In the meantime, it’s important to cope with your
emotions in a healthy manner.
Explore Your Treatment Options
Consider scheduling an appointment with a reproductive medicine specialist
to discuss your treatment options. Even if you aren’t yet sure if
assisted reproduction is the right choice for you, it may feel empowering
to become better informed before making a decision. Learning as much as
you can about infertility treatments might also help you channel your
difficult emotions into productive activities.
Consider Joining a Support Group
Some people may find it difficult to discuss their fertility issues with
family members and close friends. However,
expressing your feelings is healthier than trying to suppress them. You may wish to join a local support group
for couples who are struggling with infertility. Or, join an online support
group or discussion forum.
Be Selective with Baby-Centric Activities
Fertility issues may produce feelings similar to those experienced during
the grieving process. For the time being, it may be too difficult for
you to cope with activities that focus on children, such as babysitting
for a friend or relative, or attending a baby shower. Give yourself permission
to decline these invitations. In the case of baby showers, you could still
send a gift if you wish.
Keep Up with Other Interests
After an infertility diagnosis, you may feel as if infertility dominates
your thinking patterns. It’s important to give yourself a break
now and then to focus on activities you enjoy. Consider booking an appointment
for a massage, read a favorite book, or join an exercise class to cope
The assisted reproduction specialists at ReproMed are dedicated to working
closely with each patient to provide a comprehensive, customized infertility
treatment plan. Some of our treatments for infertility near Toronto include
IVF, egg donation, and acupuncture. To schedule a consultation with a
specialist of reproductive medicines, call (972) 494-5438.