The recent outbreak of infections with the novel coronavirus has been naturally a source of concern for many of our existing and prospective patients. Due to the uncertainty as to the course of this outbreak many patients expressed their wish to pursue fertility treatment despite the concern. The following advice is aimed at reducing anxiety and guiding existing and prospective patients so that they can access fertility care safely.
Managing emotions is a key part of going through fertility challenges. Research shows that a significant number of people going through fertility treatment feels anxious, depressed, or suicidal. This is related to not having their reproductive goals met, ongoing loss and grief, coping with uncertainty, feeling social pressure, amongst other reasons. It is also known most people underestimate the upheaval of fertility treatment and emotional distress is the number one reason for people to stop treatment.
For all these reasons, emotional support during fertility treatment is really important. Support is available in multiple ways and one size does not fit all!
If you are going through infertility and your emotions are all over the place, you are not alone. In fact, this journey is a roller coaster of emotions. In a recent study, patients going through fertility challenges have reported that 90% felt depressed, 42% felt suicidal, 50% reported it was the most upsetting experience of their lives and 4 in 10 experienced PTSD after miscarriage.
Read an article which was published in Fertility Road magazine.
Non-Medical support provided by Gennet City Fertility. Article from DR BENJAMIN ABRAMOV & DR MALINI UPPAL. Many
couples and individuals going through a fertility journey need an appropriate support system. One in 7 couples in the UK has trouble conceiving, and you may be concerned that you are one of them, especially if you or your partner are aged between 30 and 39. You might have also been exposed to the frequent media reports about the age-related drop in women’s fertility. Perhaps you have tried different methods of assisted conception already, but they have not yet been successful. Or maybe you are just beginning to
consider seeking professional help.