Coping with Infertility: Tips for Cultivating Hope

There are times during the fertility struggle when the only thing that seems to keep you going is hope. Therefore, it’s important to cultivate this feeling and hold onto it. Today we present some tips that can help you do this.

  • Be close with your partner.
    Infertility is a struggle that you shouldn’t face alone. This problem affects both partners deeply, and at some point, people may start to get angry and blame each other for it. This only increases their level of stress, making it even harder to overcome this trial.
    The best solution is to find support in each other. Have a special romantic date as often as you can. Make it your ritual and this simple meeting will make coping with every trial you face a little bit easier.
  • Practice yoga and meditation.
    These practices are good for both your body and soul. Physically, yoga and meditation strengthen you, normalizing various processes within your body and reducing the negative effects of stress. Therefore, your chances of a successful conception and pregnancy increase by default, which breeds hope. In terms of your soul and feelings, these practices teach you control and acceptance. You learn to be calmer and making important decisions becomes easier.
  • If you don’t have a diary, it’s time to get one. Committing your thoughts, fears, and hopes to paper will allow you manage and control your emotions better. This will help not only with cultivating hope, but also in dealing with the grief caused by infertility losses.
  • Find a support group.
    It’s essential to share your own story and understand that there are people who are facing the same problem and those who have managed to overcome them. Seeing their success will give you hope. In addition, supporting each other through losses will help you grieve and find the strength to continue fighting.
  • Seek professional help.
    It might be necessary to employ the services of a qualified therapist to help you cope with the trials of infertility and learn to NOT BLAME YOURSELF. This is a vital step that has a very strong effect on the success of your treatment, because emotional distress reduces your chances of conceiving and carrying a child.
  • Don’t put your life on hold.
    You need to have things in your life that will give you a sense of normalcy so that you don’t get too focused on your fertility problems. It’s important to socialize, work, and practice your hobbies. You may expand your list of interests and try to develop your creativity to help with emotional healing.
  • Remember that stress is your #1 enemy, so you have to relax. Don’t be too hard on yourself as infertility is not your fault. Working yourself to the bone trying to learn every shred of information and trying every treatment, no matter how dubious, will not help you overcome it. What you need is to lead a healthy lifestyle, follow the recommendations of a qualified fertility professional, and keep hoping as well as trying the different options available to you.