Improving Your Odds of Conceiving in 2012
As the New Year gets started, it offers a time to look forward to the possibilities ahead. Struggling with infertility can be emotionally, physically, and financially trying. Taking this time to shift your perspective and create resolutions that help move you towards your goal of parenthood can give you a fresh start.
Making the Most of the New Year
Changing your attitude and taking positive steps can give you a sense of empowerment as you continue the journey to conceiving the child you desire. Consider implementing the following tips for 2012:
No one enjoys dealing with infertility, but you can try to minimize the negative impact on your life, which may also increase your chances of getting pregnant. Relaxing through yoga, joining a support group, and leaning on close friends will enable you to concentrate on the positive in life.
Take time as a couple
While these suggestions may not directly impact the results of lab tests or in-vitro fertilization (IVF), they can have a definite affect on your relationship. Plan a weekend getaway, go see a funny movie, or find other ways to reconnect so that you can nurture the intimate connections you still share.
Explore all your options
While you may really want to experience the miracle of pregnancy or have a baby that shares your DNA, sometimes you need to consider other paths. Opening the door to possibilities such as donor egg, donor sperm, or a gestational carrier can bring you closer to holding your little miracle.
Keep the faith
Roughly 80 to 85 percent of couples struggling with infertility will conceive with the help of infertility treatment. That means the odds are in your favor. Though you may get discouraged by the arduous process, focus on the outcome: a healthy baby.
Although infertility can take a toll on you as an individual and as a couple, the New Year offers a chance for renewed hope and great expectation.