A strong relationship requires a strong emotional bond between two people. If you are planning on starting a family you need to be in a strong, emotionally healthy relationship. This is because pregnancy and childbirth, or trying to become pregnant, can be an emotional rollercoaster. This can be especially true for those having difficulty becoming pregnant and going through IVF procedures.
Physical and emotional health
If you are planning on becoming pregnant you should be in good physical health. This is important not only for the mother, but the baby as well. You should also be in good emotional health as well. Your emotional and physical health are interlinked and one can affect the other.
Preparing emotionally for IVF
When beginning IVF treatments it is very important to be in good physical as well as emotional health. You should speak with your doctor and understand what your chances of success are and prepare yourself for the possibility that you could experience failure.
A failed IVF procedure is very difficult on the parents, especially the mother. This holds even more true if the failure is not just failed conception, but a pregnancy that failed to go full term. Even if the pregnancy was only a few months it can still feel as if you have lost a child. You must prepare yourself emotionally for this possibility.
Your loved ones can often be helpful in emotional times, but often it is better to talk to others that have gone through the same thing that you have. IVF emotional support groups can be very helpful, even before you begin the procedures.
Avoid negativity and relax. Focus on the positive aspects. The probability that you will become pregnant and have a child should be your focus rather than the possibility of failure.