- 16. 10. 2020
- IVF news
COVID-19 CHANGED OUR WORLD IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS.
STEREOTYPES OF OUR COMMON DAILY ROUTINES CHANGED EXTREMELY AND WITH SUCH A CHANGE - WE HAVE NOT CHOSEN - COMES FEAR AND AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF STRESS.
ENORMOUS STRESS COMES WITH THE SITUATION AROUND COVID AS WE ALL NEED OUR SCHEDULES AND ROUTINE FOR STABILITY AND REASSURANCE.
Couples undergoing fertility treatment are dealing not only with the financial, personal, and general stress, but also financial and physiological stress from the infertility treatment process. Fertility is tightly connected to age, so to advanced age couples temporal stressor adds.
These are really crazy times. But lets remember, you are not alone. Fertility specialists are still ready to help you to complete your family. World situation might set back the timeliness by bit, but not to stop them entirely.
Stay on your IVF journey
While stuck at home the safest option is an on-line consultation, provided from a distance through a computer or over the phone. This trend is due to the world situation rapidly becoming a common practice. There is a zero percent chance of transmission and it is fast and easy. Also, you can find comfort in knowing you are still continuing your IVF journey by staying active and making further steps - treatment planning, scheduling, medication adjustments.
You can talk to IVF specialist to create a long time plan for your treatment. Just because in-person appointments are not always possible that does not mean that you can not plan future treatment with your doctor.
And if your next treatment step requires an in-person appointment, be aware fertility clinics strictly follow guidelines of the appropriate authorities and implemented above standard hygiene measures to keep you and the clinics' team safe.
Take care of yourself
Essential when dealing with infertility is taking care of yourself mentally and physically. No doubt it is important to stay informed about COVID situation, but absorbing information non-stop makes it impossible to feel better. Please, keep in mind, it is important to try keeping healthy distance from the issue in order not to overwhelm yourself. We know, easy to say, but let's try.
Anxiety and depression are normal human responses to this situation. It is only natural feel bad, sad, anxious, depressed and crave physical interaction. Do not blame yourself for experiencing these emotions. Try to keep in mind this will eventually end and while waiting you can try to use this time to plan your fertility journey.
Also, find a stress management method that works for you. From exercising, reading, creating to listening relaxing music while lighting candles and drinking your favourite hot drink. Stress forms the state of your physic and mental health so it is essential to find the way to relax.
You can start by learning to meditate first thing in the morning or before going to sleep, start a personal diary, deep clean your house, exercise yoga, cook and bake if you love it, decorate your space, watch favourite series or even play game on your computer or mobile if it takes your mind off worries for a bit.
Learn more about IVF journey
You can also use this time to learn more about IVF financing options, treatment procedures, methods and anything else you would find useful. You can schedule an on-line consultation with IVF Specialist to consult the options, schedule and get prepared.
If you have any questions or concerns about your treatment or the treatment process, don't hesitate to reach out, gather information or schedule an on-line consultation with the specialist.
We wish good health and calm state of mind to all of you!