Staying in the Right Heart Space During IVF
Your infertility journey will have ups and downs and tension or disagreement between partners is not unusual. For some, it seems as though their partner doesn’t quite understand what they are going through and that they are all alone in this difficult process.
But it is important to remember that you are on this path together and that you both wish for the same outcome, you are simply experiencing infertility in your own individual ways.
Since there is often a difference in our ways of coping, it is important to try to respect each other’s differences, moods and opinions. It is often helpful to let your partner know how you prefer to cope with disappointment or anxiety. For example, do you need a hug or do you need help figuring out what to do next? Tell him or her what comforts you – and what doesn’t work for you as well. Don’t assume your partner is a mind-reader.
Sharing your feelings to each other makes you closer.
Infertility treatment can be a long and difficult process. While it is important to go to appointments together and discuss decisions together, the most important factor is to remember what you are actually doing. Often people get so caught up in the medical side of things that they forget that they are creating a baby. So make an effort to stay in that heart space for if it was happening naturally you would be making love. Be kind, nurturing and look after one another.