Emotional Stress and Infertility
Emotional Stress and Infertility – ETHOS HEALTH CARE.
Once someone is diagnosed with infertility it is completely common and understandable to experience physical, mental, and emotional stress. Stress does not directly cause infertility but Infertility can get worse as a result of stress. Some people manage tension through eating too much and this can also impact fertility negatively. With many strategies of support for infertility, there are many positive ways to cope with emotional distress and optimize your chance of pregnancy
Experts believe there is a relationship between stress and infertility. For some women, too much stress can change their hormone levels, which can delay the release of an egg or cause one to not be released at all. If a man experiences prolonged emotional stress, the amount of sperm he produces may decrease.
When it comes to fertility and stress, it is important to keep your emotional health in check. Learning effective ways to cope with these stresses can help you gain control of your situation and maintain your emotional health.
- Communicating with your loved ones – Talking to your partner about how you feel will make you feel less isolated and will allow you to cope with infertility together. You can also talk to others that have experienced infertility or gone through fertility treatment. They can share their stories with how they coped with the stress of infertility.
- Infertility Support Groups – Supports services can provide information on infertility and fertility treatments, allows the couple to feel less alone, help the couple feels normal about the experience, and provides hope and encouragement. Support group members can also help each other by providing tips and stories on how they are coping with the stress of infertility.
- Counseling from fertility counselor – Mental health professionals can teach couples how to effectively manage stress and help them come to an agreement on treatment options.
- Fertility massage – it is designed to increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, strengthen the immune system, stimulate hormones, and, most importantly, relieve stress. It can especially help deal with the stress of infertility.
- IVF Stories – Another way of coping is hearing other people’s stories, especially stories from people who went through with the same treatment options that you might be considering. This will help you in reducing stress and gaining confidence.
A person who is coping well with stress, feels relaxed and energized, and probably does not face health risks from stress. Get started today by finding ways to eliminate or control your infertility stress and focus on your plan of action to improve your chances for having a baby.