Pregnancy can cause a lot of physical and emotional distress. The emotional aspects caused by concerns of failures of IVF treatments can be exacerbated by the fertility drugs. Hormone imbalances associated with pregnancy can also cause severe mood swings and depression.
Depression and anxiety are most common with women undergoing IVF treatments. First procedures are the worst as the patient is undergoing a medical procedure that is new to them. Stress for success of the procedure often weighs heavily. During the pregnancy hormones can run wild and can often leave the mother an emotional mess during and after the pregnancy. Postpartum depression is a condition that affects over three million women annually.
The synthetic hormones used during IVF treatments can cause the patient to experience temporary weight gain, headaches, bloating nausea, and breast tenderness. Some of the medications also must be injected and the patient can experience discomfort at the injection area.
How to cope
Some of the health affects cannot be avoided, but are usually just temporary. Weight gain with pregnancy is common and often can take time to return to your pre-pregnancy weight.
Coping with the emotional aspects can often be more difficult. Support groups can be very helpful but sometimes a personal therapist can be more helpful. Family support is also very important. They should understand the difficulty of what you are going through.
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