"Is it REALLY as bad as she says it is?" Yes. Studies show that women with fertility problems are as stressed, anxious, and depressed as women with cancer, heart disease, or HIV. Blood tests, pills, injections, ultrasounds, and procedures cause stress and emotional upheaval in women. Also, society fails to recognize the grief caused by infertility, so people denied parenthood tend to hide their sorrow, which only increases their feelings of shame and isolation.
Therapists' top tips for coping with fertility problems
1.Recognize that a fertility problem is a crisis. 2.Don't blame yourself. 3.Work as a team with your partner. 4.Educate yourself. 5.Set limits on how long you're willing to try. 6.Decide how much you're willing to pay. 7.Get support from professionals and others with fertility problems. 8.Just say no to baby-focused activities. 9.Balance optimism and realism. 10.Take care of yourself by pursuing other interests.
Most fertility problems are caused by hormonal imbalances. Clinical studies indicate that women who have unexplained infertility or those who are struggling to conceive after the age of 35 could be helped by getting their hormones back into balance.
This woman had fertility issues but was able to see, on the other side, that there was a reason for everything. Not getting pregnant when everyone else is can be hard, but can be a good thing in the end.