Infertility: It’s Not All in Your Head

Infertility can have a profound impact on a person’s psychological well-being. The people you surround yourself with as you try to conceive can also influence your mental health. If you have a doctor who has told you to relax, stop trying so hard, or just be patient, you may be ready to scream. You deserve to work with an expert who will reassure you about the idea of mental infertility and help you finetune your systems physically to improve your chances of conceiving naturally.

The Psychological Impact of Infertility

The medical team you rely on may not come out and say, “You’re not conceiving because you’re thinking about it too much,” but you can’t help but feel they’re strongly implying that it’s all in your head. You may even have reached a point where you’re afraid to voice your concerns, questions, worries, or hopes because you’ll be shot down, talked to like you’re a child, or completely ignored.

You may even be told to focus on your mental health first to better arm yourself for the journey of conception and pregnancy. But that isn’t fair. You don’t want to waste more time when every month you don’t conceive is another month lost.

The psychological stress of infertility is very real – for both women and men – and can result in side effects such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Decreased self-esteem
  • Shame
  • Guilt

These circumstances can develop whether there is male or female infertility going on, and especially if there are unexplained causes.

No More Excuses

Being depressed, anxious, or otherwise emotionally affected by infertility does not automatically make you infertile. Doctors don’t get to say, “This is the reason,” and expect you to accept that excuse then wait for your mood to even out, your stress to dwindle, and your body to naturally conceive.

You can take action to increase your chances of conceiving by working with Efforos. When you work to find out what’s going on within your body, it can boost your mental health tremendously. You are being proactive. You are doing something about your fertility. You are not wasting time.

It’s time to develop a real relationship with a caring practitioner who listens to all your concerns and doesn’t look for excuses. Find out how to improve your chances of conceiving naturally with Efforos.