Infertility generates emotional alterations when the couple has as one of their main life goals to have children. When this is not achieved naturally, feelings of frustration, anxiety and depression are generated.
The frustration for the unfulfilled desire of life generates an alteration to the established projects, a form of existential crisis where it is necessary to rethink and create strategies that were not considered.
The psychology of men and women are different, and this can cause emotional stress in couples that can even be reflected in their sexuality. As for women, it is more complicated for them to accept infertility and later, when pregnancy occurs, they tend to present moments of anxiety and be obsessive about everything related to the medical-clinical aspect. The biological clock is a stressor for women, since the older they are, the less fertility they have.
When the couple knows that they require a medical-clinical treatment to become pregnant it can mean failure as well as an economic stressor in their family plans, that is why various emotions of psychological impact can appear and the stress increases since accepting the assistance of a Doctor to make pregnancy attainable has a history of a long search.
After a journey of various emotions, the grief of assuming the need for assisted reproduction treatment leads to a life crisis situation at an individual and couple level. Feelings of frustration and anxiety may arise, as the future looks uncertain.
For all these reasons, couples who start an assisted reproduction treatment need to be accompanied by a follow-up of Emotional Therapy that provides them with the support to know the most adequate ways to reduce as much as possible the stress factors that can be found in this journey.
When couples accept the possibility of pregnancy through specialized medical treatment, they face an existential crisis that confronts them with the life plan they had planned and they find themselves in the need to rethink their projects to make room for medical-clinical follow-up. This is easier to face with the help of a psychotherapist specialized in assisted reproduction treatments. The treatment itself is stressful by nature, which is why well studied techniques are required to help patients achieve their dream of parenthood.
At Citmer we have created a method of Emotional Accompaniment in Assisted Reproduction where our patients have the personalized assistance of a specialist until the arrival of their baby.
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