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In the Fertility process, there are ups and downs. And the downs can be devastating. When an individual receives the news that their eggs or sperm isn’t of good quality, then they are suddenly faced with limited options that could quickly add to their expenses in order to start a family of their own. We know first hand about the emotional rollercoaster, here are some ways to cope.
Allow yourself to grieve. This may look different for everyone. Some may cry, or get upset, or question the doctors, or eat more dessert, or research their case, or work more, or excessive exercise. There isn’t a right or wrong way to grieve unless you turn to destructive behavior or start removing/pulling yourself away from daily life and friends, which could be a sign of depression. If you find yourself in a bad emotional state, please connect with your fertility clinic to see if they offer to counsel. If not, then check with your medical insurance for help.
Be sure to talk to a trusted friend, family, or spouse and make sure you share your feelings. Talking about your situation and feelings can help build a support group around you. Sometimes talking about it with those who are unaware of the impact of fertility issues, can also help bring awareness to this growing epidemic. Plus, sharing your knowledge can go a long way in your healing process.
Plan to move forward. Give yourself a deadline (like 1 month) to have the “next steps” decision made. Maybe your next step is to try again, try an alternative therapy, take a year off, or look into adoption. Whatever you decide is the right plan for you, get started with it on your deadline date - don’t delay. Delay, in the fertility world, could mean passing up any chance you may have at starting a family of your own. And, once you made your decision, allow AffordableIVFabroad to help where we can by being your advocate in a complex process.