What cannot be cured has to be endured
What cannot be cured has to be endured. Infertility, too, is no exception.
Infertility is a condition of human reproductive system where a woman is not able to conceive. Cases, where women below 35 years suffering from multiple miscarriages, are also termed as infertility. It is a medical problem and both males and females have equal contribution of 30% individually for it. In the rest of 40% cases, either both parents are responsible for infertility or its exact reason is unknown. Whatever might be the reason, it is traumatic for the couple and the repetitive treatment cycles, trial and errors make life difficult.
The feeling of disappointment that comes due to infertility is something that can be felt by the childless couples only. At one side, there is mental tension and on the other hand pressures from the peer group and rest of the society put the couple under tremendous stress. Mental state of a couple desperately trying for a baby undergoes extreme state of anguish, frustration, sorrow and grief. There are cases of ultimate depression where both of them feel like there will be no dawn of hope and happiness in their life and the situation would never change. It is quite normal, because of the long and complicated process of medication and pregnancy attempts and failures. Therefore, it is all the more important to keep the morale levels boosted and the energy levels high. The mixed bag of sentiments have to be controlled with a constant self-instruction regarding success of the infertility treatment! A look at what couples need to keep in mind:
Release the emotions: The state of infertility leads to huge amount of mental pressures and the situation would become explosive if these emotions do not get released. Vent it out properly to feel relaxed and calm.
Form support groups: It is very much important to form a support group. There is no problem in the world you alone are facing. Try to get in touch with people facing the trauma of infertility. Exchange thoughts, ideas, emotions and treatment processes with each other and get relief from the feeling of deprivation.
Keep communication channels open: It is extremely important to open all your communication channels open not only with the partner, but with the support group and the counsellor as well. Get engaged with conversations of ‘successful’ couples that have got results. This will make you feel positive!
Belief in the treatment: The process of curing infertility is very long and complex and there might be various occasions when you stop believing on the effectiveness of the same. Overcome with this mental state as early as possible and start believing about the effectiveness and positive results of the treatment.