As we start the new year, we start to think of new beginnings, and what we’d like to change. Like many of us, having a family of your own might be at the top of your list. And while beginning to research and understand the path you might journey while trying to have a family takes effort mentally, starting in on your plans can also take an emotional toll as well. What things should you know to walk through fertility to keep your emotions as stable as they can be?
For Your Emotions
Remember that you’re different. You and your partner might process what you’re going through in different ways. While you need to communicate, you might also need to give each other some space to work through your challenges in your own way.
Find someone who’s faced the same. Whether it’s in a support group, someone you met at a fertility center, or even in an online community, you might be surprised at how much it means to face what you’re going through with folks who understand your pain.
Problem solve. There’s rarely one direct path to a solution. Keep in mind as you go through treatment that you might have to steer around obstacles and try another route along the way.
Speak up. While you don’t have to tell everyone you know exactly what you’re going through, be up-front with your close friends. You can share details, or just share that you have a hard time listening to a lot of talk about pregnancy and babies. Then tell them what you do find supportive. If you’re not specific, they might not know what to say or do.
Lean on your doctor’s office. The staff, whether administrators, nurses, or specialists, are all experienced and caring and can help shoulder the burdens you bear.
As you move forward with your thoughts for the year, if you find yourself with a goal of starting your family, please contact us anytime at 717-747-3099, or click on the button below.
Dr. Melanie Ochalski
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