Finding Comfort During Fertility Treatment

Fertility treatments are one of the most emotionally and physically taxing situations a couple can find themselves in. It’s important that no matter what type of treatment you are seeking and undergoing, that you create for yourself a strong support system. More than anything else the hope for a family and the kindness and compassion of your partner will help you through this trying time.

Fertility treatments affect every aspect of your life, and rightfully so. They prepare your body to create and carry a child to term. The process will affect your body, your mind, and your relationships with everyone around you. While that may seem daunting, know that this journey is more than worth it. When you have a family in your dreams, we at Viera Fertility Center will do everything we can to help you realize that dream. This especially includes helping you find comfort during the process.

Physical Changes

Fertility treatments can be taxing for many reasons. One of the hardest things for a couple to conceptualize before they begin testing is the physical toll fertility treatments can take on the body. After you and your partner are tested for possible causes of infertility, treatments will be discussed and decided upon. For many women, hormones will be prescribed for many reasons. To mature and release ovum, to prepare the uterus for implantation, and to keep the uterus healthy while the embryo develops into a fetus, hormones are necessary for successful fertility treatments. However, because hormones are the chemicals that dictate how our bodies operate, upsetting this balance can cause massive changes in the body. Weight gain, irritability, nausea, skin irritation at the site of injection, headaches, and tenderness in the breasts, muscles, bones, and joints are all common side effects of hormonal therapies. Depending on your therapy other physical complications can make couples feel as though they’ve bitten off more than they can chew as well. Multiple gestation, ectopic pregnancies, and even Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome can occur in women undergoing fertility treatment. Despite all the physical changes you may endure as a result, fertility treatments are safe and effective. Your Melbourne, Florida fertility doctor, Dr. Chamoun, closely monitors your wellbeing during these treatments and along with helping to choose the best option for your particular fertility issues, will not hesitate to reassess treatment if something should not go according to plan.

Mental Changes

Along with affecting your body, hormones can have a major effect on your moods. It is important to speak with your doctor about any mood changes you are having as a result of your treatment as other options may be available. Even when you take into account the flood of hormones that can affect your thinking, the decision to start a family can alter your mind tremendously as well. Having the support of your partner, family, and friends can be of great help. For every new family, whether they used fertility treatments or not, the transition from couple to parents can be emotionally difficult. Discussing your hopes, fears, concerns, and aspirations can be very therapeutic. Knowing that you both are excited and scared can help calm nerves as well as create a stronger foundation to build a family on. We at Viera Fertility Center will also be here to support your family.  

Your Relationships

Having a baby, or babies, changes every relationship you’ve ever had. This change can be startling for many families, but add into the mix the many months, and in some cases years, it may take for fertility treatments to become successful, the change can be life-altering. When you and your partner first decide to create a family, it can be a time where your families overstep their boundaries, ask many prying questions, and make you feel uncomfortable about your decisions. Deciding to tell your family and friends about your fertility treatments is a personal decision. Having the full support of your partner, doctor, and team at Viera Fertility Center can help you navigate the changes in your relationships, and ensure that you have a delightful journey.

Fertility treatments create major changes in a couple’s life. It is so important that you find as much comfort in this time before you become parents and possible. When you come to us at Viera Fertility Center to discuss your wants and needs, we will discuss every option and the changes that you can expect. We will also be there for you every step of the way to ensure that you feel the support of our team. If you have any questions about how to find comfort while undergoing fertility treatments, give us a call today. We cannot wait to help you through this journey.