How to Support your Partner during Infertility Treatment?

Through the stressful journey of infertility when you finally decide to try fertility treatments, you have to know how to handle the emotional, financial and physical stress that comes along with the treatment. According to a noted psychologist, the fertility treatments are often uncomfortable, time-consuming, and invasive.

When you decide to pursue fertility treatment as a priority, your mind maybe racing a million miles a minute to know all about the procedures involved in fertility treatment, and what is your role to be involved to show your partner that you too are cent percent in it.

How to Support your Partner during Infertility Treatment?

What you can expect from your partner during the journey of infertility treatment?

Depression

Nature has designed the woman’s body to show certain variations, like getting agitated, vulnerable, easily irritable and eventually depressed during hormonal changes that occur every month (premenstrual syndrome).

Therefore, you can expect your partner to go through bouts of depression during the infertility treatment. When you observe some unexpected changes like overeating, sleeping excess, or loss of appetite, inability to sleep, you can seek help from the fertility expert.

Insecurities

In the journey of infertility treatment, your partner may feel quite insecure amidst family members, pregnant women, or even around babies. It is advisable for you to spend quality time together.

Stress

As it is, you will be experiencing a stressful life in the journey of infertility. This treatment may magnify with the stress and you can even visualise them when your partner struggles with the things that were pretty easy and simple earlier. Here you can be considerate and do your best by shouldering them and relieving their stress. Try activities that involve you both and ease the mind and body from stress. Meditation, yoga, Pranayama are some good examples to de-stress and feel good both emotionally and physically.

How can your partner help you during fertility treatments?

Well, when you are aware of what to expect, you can practise the following words of advice to show your support, to maintain compatibility in the relationship and your concern, for all the pain endured during the treatment.

Show your support by lightening on everyday chores

Earlier, you wouldn’t have been involved in cooking, cleaning, doing laundry. But now, when you take care of these chores, it will exhibit your care and concern for your partner. Believe us, this support won’t go unnoticed.

Avoid false promise

Don’t ever make a promise on anything you are unable to stick on. Assuring your partner with certain things and failing to maintain them will only lead to disappointment and discomfort.

Enrich through research

You may want to understand what your partner is going through; you might want to know about the treatment. Well, we have lots of information online regarding these topics and you can read our blog posts on various infertility topics and understand the same.

Understand what your partner is going through

There will be times when your partner will be emotionally charged and undergoing unexplained situations. Practise listening to your partner since it is a brilliant way to empathize and show your support. You will be appreciated when you ask your partner how you can support her further.

Share your anxiety and grief

During the treatment phase, your partner will not only experience mixed emotions but you too may be in the same state. Don’t bottle up them. Do express them to your partner to understand you better and feel that you too are burdened in the journey of the infertility treatment.

Being present both emotionally and physically will be an excellent support to your partner.  Remember, because of your care and support you can have a new life and a new member in your family. Show your partner that you are hand in hand through thick and thin.



Disclaimer : Content presented here is for information purposes only, please consult with your doctor for any health queries

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