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It’s natural for human beings to worry, and infertility is one experience that lends itself very easily to it. Regardless of how much we counsel our patients, they do tend to worry- some of them, a little bit, while others, quite a lot. It’s natural for them to do so, simply because there are just too many aspects of infertility which can cause them to ask questions like:
The Worry Factor
Worry can be helpful, because it ensures that patients are careful and alert. This ensures that their search for the right solution is wide and deep , and ensures they don’t overlook anything. This also allows them to prepare for the unexpected; and reduces the risk of errors, because there are watchful.
It’s okay to worry only up until a certain extent. In some ways, it can keep you grounded and helps you maintain realistic expectations of your IVF treatment- in this sense; worry can be constructive. Contrastingly, we also see some patients who worry so much and dwell only on negative outcomes.
Some patients ask me questions like:
There are a number of other questions that crop up in the minds of patients. But IVF can sometimes be a long drawn out process and if you are continuously worrying almost every day, week after week, it’s bound to cause you a lot of distress. As a matter of fact, it can also impair your ability to function normally in your daily life. If this is happening with you, it’s important you don’t ignore it.
The Right Perspective
Here are a few ways in which you can reduce the impact of negative thoughts and worry:
Worry is a very normal response to infertility, but it’s not normal to let it consume you. Don’t let worry weigh you down on your IVF journey; simply try these techniques and send worry a-packing!!
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