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When the most natural thing in the world becomes a strong emotional burden ...

The unfulfilled desire to have children

Sperma & Eizelle

The decision to start a family is usually not made overnight, but matures within you. At the beginning of a fertility journey, there is a sense of ease and anticipation for this new stage of life. It is even more stressful when the longing for a child is not satisfied and pregnancy just doesn't want to work out. Very quickly, the topic of wanting a child determines everyday life. Every cycle offers a new chance and every menstrual period becomes an emotional test. One is caught between hope, despair, loneliness and sadness.

Fertility problems often cause enormous emotional stress, which can lead to depression, anxiety and a diminished quality of life.

 

Often women then feel they have failed in their womanhood.

 

Scientific studies have shown that approximately 14% of women discontinue fertility treatment despite a good prognosis because they are unable to cope with the psychological stress associated with treatment [1].

To date, no biological link between emotional stress and infertility has been clearly demonstrated by scientific studies [2]. However, it is important to take into account the experiences of those affected with emotional stress triggered by infertility.

 

How to prepare for emotional stress during fertility treatment?

Midwife consultation

My work as a midwife begins with your desire to have a child. Not only am I available to help you with any questions you may have about your cycle, but I have also developed a special program for women who are struggling with fertility issues that helps them to be better prepared for the emotional stress of fertility treatment and, as a result, to cope better with it. 

 

During an initial midwifery consultation, we get to know each other better and I learn more about your fertility journey. During this first consultation we will also set our common goals and define our further cooperation as well as its extent. 

 

Costs: 100€

When: from the time you wish to have children 

Duration: approx. 1 hour (more if needed)

Mental program for your fertility journey

In my program I combine different body, breathing and mental exercises. These exercises come from the different forms of yoga as well as from HypnoBirthing and have also been scientifically proven to have a positive influence on mental health of women with fertility problems [3].

 

Based on our initial conversation, I will develop a customized mental program for you. 

 

After approximately three weeks, we will meet for a follow-up session to discuss your progress. This meeting also offers the opportunity to address other aspects, such as reducing blockages or fears and strengthening your confidence in your body and your womanhood.

 

Cost: 150€

[1] Gameiro, S., Boivin, J., Peronace, L., & Verhaak, C. M. (2012). Why do patients discontinue fertility treatment? A systematic review of reasons and predictors of discontinuation in fertility treatment.

Human reproduction update, 18(6), 652-669.

[2] Nicoloro-SantaBarbara, J., Busso, C., Moyer, A., & Lobel, M. (2018). Just relax and you'll get pregnant? Meta-analysis examining women's emotional distress and the outcome of assisted reproductive technology. Social Science & Medicine, 213, 54-62.

[3] Dumbala, S., Bhargav, H., Satyanarayana, V., Arasappa, R., Varambally, S., Desai, G., & Bangalore, G. N. (2020). Effect of yoga on psychological distress among women receiving treatment for infertility. International journal of Yoga, 13(2), 115.

[4]Fata, S., & Tokat, M. A. (2021). Does hypnofertility-based nursing care affect cortisol levels, fertility preparedness, and pregnancy outcomes in women undergoing in vitro fertilization? a randomized controlled trial. Biological research for nursing, 23(3), 418-429.

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