IVF Counseling Can Make a Difference!
After approximately 1 year of trying to conceive naturally or 6 months
if you are over 35, a doctor may recommend IVF treatments to help
you conceive. This is often difficult news to hear and you may be unsure
of your feelings about the process. Talking to an infertility counselor
can help you sort through these feelings.
IVF treatments are emotionally and physically stressful. Many women come to my office
claiming, "I just can't do it anymore!" They have exhausted their
emotional reserve and the idea of another treatment process is
unbearable. While your medical staff is focused on your physical health, it's important to tend to your mental health equally. Some studies have linked stress reduction to higher pregnancy rates. I recommend that you attend counseling before you reach treatment
Facts about Treatment
- Those who begin treatment with higher levels of
distress are more likely to drop out of treatment after only one cycle.
- Number one reason patients drop out is due to
- Most patients hide their distress from their
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