Appreciating the Gifts of Spring

by | March 15th, 2011


After the long winter, most people look forward to the first signs of spring. The flowers began to bloom and the days get warmer. Spring is often seen as a season of hope and renewal. If you are dealing with infertility as you try to build your family, it can help to focus on the positive changes that accompany this season.


Renew your commitment to parenthood

Trying to conceive a child and not having success can leave you feeling frustrated and discouraged. Remember that with advanced therapies such as ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in-vitro fertilization, most couples do achieve a successful outcome. For patients just starting this process, realize that dedication and patience are two necessary tools as you navigate the arena of infertility.


Renew your commitment as a couple

Although getting pregnant may take a great amount of your efforts, it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that you are a couple as well. Don’t become so obsessed with having a baby that you take each other for granted. Try scheduling a special night out or planning a weekend getaway. Focusing on each other will help you feel more connected during this difficult time.


Renew your commitment to yourself

The tests, hormones and appointments can take over your life. While it’s normal to feel some stress and anxiety during infertility treatment, you don’t want it to consume your life. Pamper yourself with a mani-pedi, or take the day off and curl up with your favorite book.


Renew your efforts to stay positive

When you want a baby and it doesn’t happen quickly, you can easily feel disheartened. Offset the disappointment you feel by indulging in the things that you enjoy: long walks outside, watching the sun set at night, a good box of chocolates, a funny movie with your partner or even your daily run.

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