IVF is Stressful
If anyone tells you otherwise, they are fibbing to you! Having gone through the IVF cycle a couple of times with my wife, it’s no surprise that there are good days and there are bad days. What you have to keep in the back of your head is that you are doing IVF for one reason…and that’s to have a baby.
Keep Stress Under Control
It’s very important to try and keep stress under control as much as possible during the IVF process but sometimes things still get a bit overwhelming and IVF gets the best of us. A lot of times, this is out of your control. Emotions peak, things seem so hectic and anxiety can set in. When you have these types of days during your IVF cycle, learn to take time for YOU! Do something you love to do whether it’s take a walk or hike, read a book, cook your favorite meal, spend time with your family and loved ones or go do that spa day that’s been long overdue. Whatever you decide to do, do it for you and you only.
Manage Your IVF Cycle
Those going through and that have gone through cycles of IVF know that IVF becomes a part of your life. It’s an everyday process during the IVF cycle and you have to get into a routine and not let it take over your lifestyle. Learning to manage your IVF cycle can help tremendously. Each and every person will have their own way of managing IVF but try to make it a routine that fits into your current lifestyle. Don’t try to fit our lifestyle into the world of IVF.
Go Do Something Fun!
So, if you are still reading this post, you need to close down your computer and you need to get out and do something for YOU. Go enjoy the day. Do something you love to do that helps you relax. Make that spa appointment. Meet your girlfriends for lunch. Go shopping! Just get out, get your mind off of IVF for awhile and have fun!