Valentine’s Day Stress? Keep Calm and Carry On with Fertility Treatment

by | February 12th, 2013

Most of us are used to planning our lives. From college, career, marriage and family, we have it all planned out. But many times, our plans may not come to fruition exactly the way planned.

Stress and Infertility

About one out of seven couples may experience fertility issues. Couples struggling to conceive often experience stress and disappointment. Infertility testing and treatment can cause emotional, physical and financial stress. Adding to that, is the month of February and the additional emphasis on Valentine’s Day.

The history for Valentine’s Day commemorates one or all of the Saint Valentines, who each remained dedicated to their purpose despite the obstacles they faced. In addition to commemorating Saint Valentine, Valentine’s Day also falls during the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Lupercalia was celebrated February 13 – 15 and was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture.

So, this month, embrace Valentine’s Day and take a moment to relax.

Try These Steps for a Relaxing and Stress-Free Valentine’s Day During Infertility Treatments

  • Talk to your partner about the feelings you are experiencing.
  • Talk to others with infertility issues and undergoing treatments, whether an individual or in couples counseling or at a support group.
  • Research and read books on infertility. You’ll find that many others share your feelings.
  • Educate yourself on the cause of your infertility and the treatment options available to you.
  • Make a medical treatment plan that includes you and your partner, so that you support each other.

And remember, while infertility treatments can become stressful for couples, 80 percent of couples who work with a fertility specialist will achieve a pregnancy. Contact Dr. Douglas and IVF Plano to schedule a consultation at


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