DO THE RELATIONS BETWEEN PARTNERS CHANGE DURING IVF?
At some point, almost every couple decides it is time to think about having a baby. For the majority, the desired two lines appear relatively fast, while for others things are not so simple.
In vitro fertilization as well as other assisted reproduction technologies have an effect on one’s emotions. Many couples say that in vitro procedures have made their relationship stronger. Others may experience a feeling of hopelessness and that they’re not as close as they used to be. How things will turn out for you is quite specific and can’t be predicted.
We have prepared several tips for «survival» during IVF and other assisted reproduction procedures:
KEEP IT REAL
Couples who are aware of the whole process, their options and chances experience much less trouble in their relationship. Assisted reproduction is constantly developing, but no one can guarantee success from the first attempt. Discuss how far you would go in your attempts for a baby trials and do not be afraid to ask your obstetrician-gynecologist for information.
In the monotonous daily routine between work, home and the IVF clinic, take time for something that will take yours and your partner’s mind off things. Doing something fun does not mean you are not dedicated enough to your goal.
MAKE LOVE, NOT BABIES
There is nothing romantic about «scheduled» sex. Remember that stress is among the greatest enemies of getting pregnant (naturally or in vitro). Do it for pleasure, and the results will eventually appear.
There are ups and downs in every relationship. The important thing is to focus on the positive side of the situation. Which is — you love each other so much that you want to have a baby.