A fertility journey can be a hopeful and optimistic time, but it can also be stressful and frustrating when you don’t see the success you’re looking for. Staying positive is important, even when it’s not always easy.
A positive outlook not only boosts your immune system, and it can also help reduce overall stress, which increases your chances of getting pregnant. Here are a few ways to focus on positivity.
Remember to Be Kind to Yourself
Struggling with fertility can make people feel like they’re doing something wrong, aren’t good enough, or are damaged in some way, even though none of that is true. Everyone faces challenges of some kind. Understanding that, and treating yourself the way you would treat a loved one dealing with this issue, can help you stay positive.
Open Up to Trusted People
Talking to people you trust, whether that’s family members, friends, or a professional, is another good way to get more positivity into your life. Sometimes, just being able to speak about your fears and vent your frustrations can really provide a sense of relief. Being heard matters, and when you talk with someone you trust, you know you’ll be heard.
Don’t Stop Other Areas of Your Life
Fertility treatments can involve a lot of testing, paperwork, and time, so you want to make sure you spend some of your time on the things you really enjoy. Don’t get so caught up in your journey that you don’t do anything else. Even if it’s just a date night or a few hours away from home to try something new,
Working through your feelings helps you stay more positive. You may have things you like to do that can help. For example, some people really enjoy blasting music while they clean, or they might want to bake or cook a meal. No matter what safely helps you work through complicated feelings, making more time for those activities can increase the level of positivity during your journey.
At The Fertility Institute of San Diego, our practice philosophy is to treat each patient as we would our own family members. The team at our San Diego fertility center knows that you are special, so we treat you as such. We take great pride in being a boutique practice, where our single IVF doctor knows everything about your case and treats you at each visit. She also performs all your ultrasounds and procedures, including egg retrievals and embryo transfers. We combine cutting-edge Western medicine with Eastern alternatives such as acupuncture. If you’d like to learn more, contact us today!