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How to Cope with the Stress of Trying to Get Pregnant

Posted by on October 2, 2020 in Stuff with 0 Comments

So, you’ve decided the time is right to get pregnant and hopefully enter into the world of parenthood. It is a decision that many couples don’t take lightly, and can take many weeks, months, and even years of discussions and planning. But just because you are both on the same page and are both ready and anxious to move ahead with plans to start a family, it doesn’t mean it happens as quickly and as easily as you may assume.

There are plenty of factors that contribute to just how quickly you’ll be able to get pregnant; in fact, there is a real science behind it. So, how can you cope with the stress of getting pregnant if it’s not happening quite as fast as you had figured it would? Here are some practical tips and advice you can use.

It's Okay to Feel a Mix of Emotions

The first thing to do is give yourself permission to feel a real mix of emotions during this time. You shouldn't feel guilty for any of the emotions you are going through – they are all natural and normal. This also makes it easier to work through these emotions, rather than ignoring them or pushing them deeper inside. This is a time you can lean on your significant other, supportive friends, and family members.

Don't Let the Process Consume You

Of course, getting pregnant is very much on your mind right now, but it's important not to let it consume you. What that means is that it can't occupy every thought and every moment of the day.

Go Ahead and Find Things to Fill Your Time

While it may be seen as a distraction technique, the fact is that you're not actively trying to get pregnant every moment of the day, and if you don't want it to consume you, it's a good idea to fill your day with other things. That could mean taking up a hobby, going on a weekend getaway, having a social night out with friends, and any other activity that you find fun and relaxing.

Consider Making an Appointment at a Fertility Clinic

While there is no reason to jump to any conclusions when you first start actively trying to get pregnant, over time, if you continue not to have success, it may be worth it to consider making an appointment at a fertility clinic. As this fertility clinic in Orange County suggests, scheduling a fertility test, diagnostic testing, or evaluation of your results could make good sense.

A fertility test can be that great first step that answers your question of whether you are fertile right now. It takes a look at your ovarian reserve, your menopause timing, how egg freezing or IVF could be affected by your levels, any potential issues, and so forth.

Remember, You Aren’t Alone

Finally, it’s important to remember that you aren’t alone in your struggle. There are thousands of other couples just like you, going through the same stress and anxiety, and even infertility. Connecting with them in person or through message boards can be extremely freeing.

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