Infertility can cause a lot of stress in an individual’s life. But, what many people do not recognize is that infertility can also take a toll on a couple’s relationship. In between your visits to your infertility clinic for fertility treatments, it’s important to make time for yourselves as a couple to keep the love alive. Here are some of our best tips for keeping your relationship strong and healthy while coping with infertility.
How do we keep our relationship going strong?
Communication is one of the best things you and your partner can practice during the process of fertility treatments. Infertility can be stressful, so be open about your feelings with your partner. Confide in them; they should be your biggest support system. Also, do not make assumptions about what your partner is feeling. Ask questions and try active listening so they know you care, too.
Although it may be difficult, try to let go of the negative. It’s never good to blame each other for your infertility. You two are a team and should treat each other with kindness and compassion.
Comfort Each Other
Next, it’s important to provide each other with comfort. Small things like holding hands, a hug or cuddling can go a long way. Remember that you two are still in love. Your relationship should still be a priority in the midst of all the visits to your fertility specialist.
Many couples who are dealing with infertility try counseling and support group services. Infertility therapy and support groups can be a safe space for you to open up. You can get specific advice from someone who’s been through similar things or from a specialist in the field of family counseling or reproductive medicine.
During the process of starting a family, you may have frequent visits to your doctor. But, these doctor visits should not be the only thing going on in your life. In between visits for fertility treatments, try to stay busy. Take up hobbies with your partner. Work out together, take walks, write in a journal, knit a blanket or try new activities to keep your mind from reverting back to negative thoughts.
Keep the Love Alive
Last, our advice is to keep the romance blooming. When starting a family, fertility doctors advise many couples to schedule their sex to a certain day or week, depending on the woman’s fertile window. But, in order to keep the fire burning, separate baby-making from the love-making. Try to have some moments of spontaneity and fun in the midst of your calculated intercourse. This will allow you two to blow off some steam and just enjoy each other without a goal in mind.
Consult The Fertility Center of Las Vegas for More Guidance
Here at The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, we care about your relationship staying strong. We are a family, after all. But, we are first and foremost a reproductive fertility center. It is also our goal to help you start your family. Get started with a consultation to see which fertility treatments options are best for you.