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Our Psychology Department aims to support our local patients. The diagnosis of infertility is at times very hard to accept and some patients become sad, depressed or afraid of what may happen in the future. At such times, it is a good idea to look for support before, during and/or after treatment.
As we advance through different stages of our lives, decisive events occur which are called vital events. These events are so relevant that the way we see ourselves is influenced and shaped by them from that moment on. They condition our relationships with others and the way we face certain situations.
Fertility problems not only affect the ability to get pregnant and have children, but also can impact other facets of our lives, such as:
- Relationships at work
- The family
- Free time
- The couple’s relationship
When an individual or a couple faces infertility, feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, anxiety, frustration or irritability can develop. If that person is also undergoing a fertility treatment, the previous list worsens because the process generates a roller coaster of emotions when hopes and expectations collide with episodes of despair and sadness.
Appointments, tests – which require organizing schedules – and of course medications, all have repercussions on emotions and stress. When a couple is facing treatment, both discover a new world full of doubts and hopes, which can produce different reactions in each member of the couple. If there is a specific problem, the member who suffers this insecurity may feel more pressure when making decisions.
To avoid the couple feeling lonely, they need to feel and receive both human and professional support. This support and confidence to make the best decision at each step, based on clear information and explanations about what is going to happen is vital to reduce stress. Sometimes family or friends are so close to the patient on the fertility journey that they may even turn into part of the problem.
At ProcreaTec, we have a Psychology Unit dedicated exclusively to dealing with emotional problems derived from fertility issues. The aim of the professionals of this department is to strive for the maximum emotional balance in our patients, encourage the relationship of the couple and prevent more serious problems from appearing.
By maintaining a positive attitude with anxiety under control, patients embark on treatment in positive conditions and in that way increase the percentage of being successful in the process.