To Wait or Not to wait?
This is usually the question for someone who wants to resume treatment after a failed IVF cycle.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the U.S., and the team at Laurel Fertility Care strongly believes that the mind-body connection plays a crucial role in the journey to parenthood. We’re here to remind you that while your mental wellbeing cannot guarantee a pregnancy, that does not make it any less important.
Studies have shown that those who experience a failed IVF cycle are at a much greater risk of anxiety and depression in the months after. It is not uncommon to feel exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious or confused after failed fertility treatment, and sometimes it can be hard not to feel responsible for the outcome.
If you don’t think you can handle the emotional journey of another cycle, then a step back might be necessary. On the other hand, if you want to avoid feeling like you’ll be delaying the treatment process, then it’s best to talk to your fertility specialist about the next steps.
Each person’s situation is incredibly unique when it comes to mental and physical health, finances, age, and other factors. At the end of the day, whether or not you take a break in between IVF cycles or jump back in for another round is up to you and your fertility specialist. There is no one size fits all answer!