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Psychology's Importance in IVF Treatment

What is the psychology of those undergoing IVF treatment?

Because expectations are high during IVF treatment, stress and anxiety can occur, and sometimes such emotional disturbances can lead to depression. Those who continue IVF treatment or begin treatment for the first time experience increased stress and pessimism. Family and environmental pressures exacerbate patients' feelings of worthlessness, which has a negative impact on their social lives. The patient cannot control his emotions.

When should I receive psychological support during my IVF treatment?

Life does not always go as planned, developments outside our plans can sometimes cause minor traumas, and we need support, just like meeting the IVF treatment. Psychological support can be obtained whenever needed for successful IVF treatment and a healthier family and community life.

What is psychological support in IVF treatment?

It is the support for spouses who cannot have children within a certain period after marriage. During the treatment period, it supports spouses on how to deal with anxiety, worry, stress, and anger.

What kind of psychological support should be received during IVF treatment?

The pregnancy rate rises if the patient is able to control the process with psychological support or a relaxation technique. In these cases, you can do relaxing activities like yoga or painting.

In cases where the person cannot cope with anxiety or depression, antidepressants may be used on the recommendation of a psychiatrist or gynecologist.

What are the benefits of psychological support during infertility and IVF treatment?

IVF treatment is a two-person treatment. Spouses may not be able to tolerate one another during this procedure. For this reason, receiving psychological support during treatment can positively affect the process and lead them to support one another with understanding, listen to each other, and get through this process together smoothly.

What are the effects of stress on IVF treatment?

Anxiety and stress might have a negative impact on treatment.

Studies show that anxiety and stress can sometimes lead to pregnancy loss even if the patient becomes pregnant.

Does psychological support increase IVF success?

Of course… Psychological support is essential for both spouses and children to live in a healthy environment. During this process, many couples experience feelings of worthlessness and burnout. This situation has the potential to cause psychological disorders as well as negative attitudes and behaviors. In this process, it is critical for couples to be understanding, listen to each other, and act in concert. If you receive psychological support, the treatment process will be healthier, so the success rate of the treatment will increase.

What should the psychology be like to get pregnant? How can I get rid of the stress of getting pregnant?

Of course, positive behavior and thinking will make it easier to become pregnant. If a person has anxiety or stress that they cannot bear, they can seek psychological support to control it.

What is depression in IVF treatment?

Depression is a serious illness that has an impact on one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Antidepressants and therapies are used to treat it. Patients who are prone to depression are more inclined to consume alcohol and cigarettes. This may affect hormones and affect fertility chances. Moreover, excessive weight loss or, on the contrary, excessive appetite may cause infertility disorders.

Depression has various causes. Aside from our genetic code, vital factors, sudden trauma, negative human relationships, and malnutrition can also lead to depression. It is not possible to define every living human being as psychologically or physiologically "healthy."

Depression symptoms occur in people who have expectations and cannot achieve their goals for a long time. Treatment and support make it easier for them to live healthier lives. They need to receive support.

In the study that examined the relationship between depression, anxiety, antidepressants, and the outcome of IVF treatment, it was found that 4.4% of the women participating in the study were diagnosed with depression or anxiety within two years prior to starting IVF treatment and/or within six months of starting treatment.

What kind of emotions do the couples whose treatment is negative go through?

The expectations in IVF treatment are very high. Treatments that usually lead to a negative result demoralize the spouses. Apart from their expectations, couples want to have a child as soon as possible because of environmental and family pressures and are impatient. Emotional reactions to a negative outcome can differ from person to person. Although the patient is informed that the processes require patience, material, and spiritual non-reciprocity again drive the patient to despair.

Marriage, in our culture, continues with two people and families, and couples are questioned on almost every issue. In this case, spouses, families, and the environment should manage the process well and understand each other. Of course, psychological support is essential, and it may be advisable to share treatment with as few people as possible or with no one at all.

How to fix the psychology after a negatively resulted IVF treatment?

People often isolate themselves from life because they cannot cope with their behaviors and emotions. This situation may lead to uncontrollable anger, blaming, reticence in sex life, lack of communication, avoidance of society, inability to perform domestic or professional duties, especially in the treatment of infertility.

All these negative emotions and behaviors can also cause you to shy away from the next treatment.

However, trying to fix everything negative that has happened in life gets us nowhere, except that we carry a heavy load on our backs and get tired. It leads to both psychological and physiological disorders.

The best therapy is to turn a new page and welcome the process positively; instead of looking back. Man has the ability to turn anything negative into something positive; that is how he was created. He can't act just because he doesn't recognize the emotion; social activities, yoga, walking, sports, swimming are useful for this. If someone cannot cope with negative emotions, he should definitely receive the assistance of a specialist. If necessary, he can take control of his life with the help of antidepressants in the presence of a specialist.

Who/how is offered psychological support at Eurofertil?

As a Eurofertil IVF Center, our top priority is to ensure that our patients feel safe throughout their treatment. IVF treatment is a two-person treatment. We offer free psychological support at all stages of treatment to any couple who wishes it. For detailed information, you can always call us on our phone number 0216 47 47 047.

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