It is nearly impossible for people who have never gone through IVF or struggled with infertility to comprehend how it feels when a cycle “fails.” The complicated emotions involved are difficult to convey, and it’s hard to understand how painful it must have been to suffer for nothing. In this article, we will be discussing tips on how you can cope with IVF failure.
The sadness is crushing, and the hatred and unfairness of it all come crashing down when you realize you won’t have your miracle this time as we talk about a “failed” IVF cycle. Additionally, debilitating medical costs can drastically limit your options. Fortunately, OMEGA GOLDEN FERTILITY is working hard to make IVF more accessible and cheap so that more people can have a shot.
Most times the failure of a first IVF cycle is nearly predictable. However, failure of a second cycle will have a much more devastating impact on you always difficult to deal with. If care is not taken, a third cycle failure may leave you seriously ill and your mental health declined. The big question here is how do you cope with IVF failure?
Basically, three elements can help you deal with an IVF failure very well. They are:
- Time and space to grieve
- A break, away from your house and hometown
- A plan to move forward
Although the third part would come later, the first 2 phases stated above are vital.
Those who have never experienced infertility may find it difficult to comprehend why one should be grieving. However, the costs of infertility keep piling up. From losing one’s natural capacity to conceive to losing one’s identity and the innate desire to have children.
Losses range from those brought on by miscarriage and stillbirths to those brought on by watching friends and family have children and you don’t have yours. Grief is the gift that infertility never stops offering.
By the time you reach a failed cycle, those losses have accumulated, and even though you can’t go to a funeral, the loss of an IVF cycle is just as painful as any other grieving.
The loss is genuine because you carried that tiny fetus for a while and it existed. You had aspirations and plans for it. The truth is that you may naturally grieve by crying, being angry, feeling unfairly treated, and taking time to wallow in these emotions can we go on.
When we suppress our feelings, they subsequently come back to harm us. In order to cope with the failure of an IVF round, you may need to give yourself time to grieve and reflect. Spend some time with your partner, go on a stroll, chat or not, take solace in one another, and process the news.
After you have had some time to process the loss, you can start making future plans (whatever they may be). The variety of emotions being experienced can also be greatly understood by speaking with a counselor. Your IVF clinic should be able to offer you a counseling service.
Although coping with IVF failure is a personal process, keeping in mind that grieving is a common emotion that takes time can help you find a way to eventually move on. IVF failure is difficult because it feels like a small piece of your soul is being torn away with each failure.
But there are ways to make it easier to get through it, and no matter how slowly you go, just keep moving forward with a positive mindset that you are near success.
We hope you found this piece very informative. You can book a consultation with us today and talk to us about your IVF worries. We will be glad to help as we are here to partner with you on your journey to fertility.
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