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For some couples, trying to conceive is a stressful and emotional time. The desire to start a family can be strong and so it is extremely upsetting when things don’t go according to plan.
Seek Specialist Help
If you have any concerns about your fertility, you should seek medical help. Couples under thirty-five who have not conceived naturally within a year should see a doctor. For couples over thirty-five, this is reduced to six months.
There are many reasons why you may not have conceived. It doesn’t necessarily indicate that there is a problem. It takes some couples a little longer than others. A medical specialist will be able to assess whether there are any medical reasons and go through your fertility options.
Managing stress is much easier said than done. Trying to start a family can be a very stressful time. The emotional toll it can take on your life can be considerable. Unfortunately, stress can get in the way of conception. It affects your hormones and can affect your menstrual cycle.
If possible, try to make some changes so that you’re feeling more relaxed. Consider gentle exercise such as yoga or meditation. Try to focus on other areas of your life as well as your desire to start a family.
There are many options for couples who are unable to get pregnant naturally. One option is to consider Open Adoption Services. There are many reasons why couples and individuals choose to adopt, and not just infertility. It is a satisfying and rewarding experience to provide a home for a baby or child.
Depending on your unique set of circumstances, there may be several fertility options available to you. For example, taking fertility drugs, IVF, etc. Your specialist will be able to go through the possibilities with you.
As we have mentioned, dealing with these issues can be a very difficult and upsetting time. Therefore, it is important to seek support. You may have close family and friends you can confide in. A professional counsellor may also be able to help. They have significant experience in this area and can help and guide you through this difficult process.
Spend Time With Your Partner
It is common to feel isolated in these situations. However, it is likely that your partner is experiencing similar feelings. Keep talking. Do things together and have time away from the problem. For example, go on dates where you don’t talk about getting pregnant. Do the things you used to do before you started down this path.
You’re Not Alone
It is important to remember that you’re not alone. Millions of people experience this each year. There is a tendency to blame yourself for these problems. However, what you’re facing is a medical issue and something you have no control over. You shouldn’t feel embarrassed or ashamed.
For many couples, infertility can be a temporary problem. It is something that is resolved over time, with the right help and support. For others, it can be permanent. However, it is important to remember that you do have options. Seek help as soon as you can. You are not alone.