Unsuccessful infertility treatment can take an enormous emotional toll on individuals and couples attempting to build a family. Anyone who has experienced a failed cycle can describe the overwhelming feelings of sadness and loss.
In a recent study, 40% of women who were seen by an infertility specialist for the very first time reported feelings of sadness and anxiety. And the feelings can become more intense if treatment doesn’t work. It's no surprise that in the event of an unsuccessful IVF cycle, most women report feeling high levels of distress.
If you've experienced a failed cycle and notice that you are more irritable, anxious or don't enjoy things as much as you used to, you are experiencing a totally normal reaction to infertility.
However, you don’t need to continue to feel this way. It's extremely helpful to take advantage of support systems in order to work through your negative feelings and learn new skills to help you feel better as you continue treatment.
At Boston IVF, we support patients every step of the way. As an important part of this mission, those who experience an unsuccessful IVF or IUI cycle are invited to meet with a Domar Center for Mind/Body Health psychologist for a complimentary (free) session.
During this free and confidential 30-minute visit, for which your insurance will not be charged, you can:
- share your feelings about your cycle outcome which can include sadness, anxiety, anger, isolation and frustration
- learn empowering coping strategies to use for your next cycle
- develop a plan to continue along your journey to becoming a parent.
To learn more about our free Unsuccessful Cycle Program, don't hesitate to contact the Domar Center for more information or to schedule a visit.