When couples are dealing with infertility

When couples are dealing with infertility

Couples who undergo fertility treatments experience different emotions that are difficult to deal with; things such as guilt, pain, frustration, anxiety, depression, and despair. These feelings strongly influence the sexuality of the couple and often manifest themselves in a decrease in satisfaction, desire, and self-esteem.

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When a couple wants a child and they can’t seem to make it happen, their intimate relations often are opened to the care of a specialist who is trying to help them get pregnant. The frequency of sexual encounters often is subject to the progress of treatment. But after some time without positive results, couples reach what is called the conflict of the mid-cycle where, during the fertile days, the couples do not often feel like making love. It is for this reason that is important during the early treatment period that the issue of sexuality is worked on. There will undoubtedly be stressful moments during the treatment so it is best to avoid thinking about sex as a reproductive act only. Understand that the search for pregnancy should not invade all areas of life and try to make sure that sex will not be limited to your planned timetable.

doctor and couple dealing with infertility problems

The statistics show that the cause of infertility is usually around 50% due to issues with mother, 40% with the men and another 10% where doctors cannot identify the source. Infertile men often perceive it as a threat to their relationships, while women see it as a threat to their identity. Certain treatments used to increase the chance of pregnancy have an effect on one’s physical state. The treatments used to stimulate ovulation or hormonal activation can create conditions similar to those of menopause, such as lack of lubrication, hot flashes, mood swings, and depression. Currently, there are many less invasive treatments that are being done such as ovulation inductions which require fewer applications and patients can apply medications themselves. The insertion of ovules is ambulatory and only 2 embryos can result in a pregnancy possibility of 40 to 50 percent.

Often those who are dealing with infertility soon understand that the person next to them has chosen them regardless of the fertility problems. That’s why it is so important to focus not only on trying to make a baby but to help couples understand that they are fighting this battle together and that whatever the outcome, it will make them stronger.