Main Psychological Problems of a Woman with Infertility

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Infertility is one of the biggest frustrations in a relationship that can emotionally affect the partner. So, how do you overcome it, or what other alternatives are there?

If there is a greater desire in every man and woman when they decide to be together, it is to form a family with the arrival of the children. Becoming a father or mother is one of the most important events in anyone’s life. A kind of personal fulfillment as a couple and human beings.

There are couples who first choose to get to know each other better. Then, finish their studies and personal projects. And then, depending on the goals that have been outlined, to plan the arrival of the children.

What happens when the spouses are ready for the arrival of the children and they do not arrive, especially for biological reasons? Infertility is a very recurrent disorder in the population and the direct cause of many conflicts in the relationship.  In this sense, depression is one of the most obvious symptoms.

The impossibility of having children is an event of stress and frustration in the life of every woman. So, it affects their life project, generating emotional conflicts, in addition to the social and family pressures that surround this problem.

Psychological Causes of Infertility

The emotional consequences of this frustrated desire to be unable to have children are diverse. Some of them are: anxiety, anger, isolation, guilt, which become acute as medical examinations confirm infertility.

Psychological problems can also encourage infertility in women. So, this problems can be aggravated as it is confirmed that they cannot have children. Some of these problems are:

Stress

The reality is that stress can cause a number of reactions in womens and others in man. So, ultimately stress affect to the person individually.

Biologically, because the hypothalamus regulates both stress responses and sex hormones, it is easy to understand that stress can cause infertility in some women. Excessive stress can even lead to the suppression of the menstrual cycle, often called as “runner amenorrhea.” In less severe cases, it can cause anovulation, or irregular menstrual cycles. So, when the pituitary gland is triggered by stress, it also produces increased amounts of prolactin, and elevated levels of prolactin can cause irregular ovulation.

Since the female reproductive tract contains catecholamine receptors in response to stress they can affect fertility. So, it can interfere with the transport of the ovum and sperm through the fallopian tube. Also can alter the uterine blood flow.

Stress & Psychological problems

Depression

Depression is the psychiatric diagnosis that describes a mood disorder, transient or permanent. This is often characterized by feelings of dejection, unhappiness and guilt. It also cause a total or partial inability to enjoy things and events of life Everyday life. The incidence of major depression among infertile couples is greater than fertile controls, with a rate of 15-45%. 

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Emotional Effects of Infertility

Couples with problems to conceive often experience different alterations in their emotional state. So, this is a result of the psychological pressure of not achieving pregnancy. These psychological disorders are evident, especially in couples who choose to start an assisted reproduction treatment. These emotional problems do not affect the natural fertility of women or the success of treatments. However, stress and anxiety can trigger the couple to stop treatment if it fails in the first attempts.

Advices for handling infertility

Communicate with your partner

Sit down and talk to your couple after receiving the diagnosis. So, this is one of the first steps that must be take to overcome the potential crisis. Unity and empathy for each other’s emotions play a determining role in avoiding negative feelings and trying to find alternatives.

Request expert help

The specialists in the subject will be able to clarify all the doubts related to the subject. Also, they will share the experiences of other couples who have gone through the same thing. And, in particular, they will inform on the alternatives that they have to have a child.

Practice Yoga

Yoga can help you keep your mind calm and take away all those negative feelings and thoughts that come into your head. Practicing yoga helps you to have a mental and spiritual balance.

Live a normal life

If there was no possibility of a treatment or this failed. Then, the happy life plan should not change and should continue on. In addition, life as a couple should not focus only on achieving a gestation. Apart from that there are many dreams to fulfill.

Try Ayurvedic medicine

Ayurveda is a system of traditional medicine that has its origins in India.  It is considered, along with traditional Chinese medicine, one of the oldest medical systems in the world. In Ayurveda, there is Vajikarana therapy, which is one of the most effective ways to deal with infertility.

In Arogydham Ayurvedic Treatment Center, we count with two of the most renowned Infertility Specialists in the World – Drs. Rakesh and Neelam Agarwal. If you have an infertility problem, don’t doubt to ask your appointment with us.

Then, we can only say that there is always a positive side to things. And if the plans do not give as you thought … do not worry! There will always be other options for you.

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