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Psychological factors

Inability to conceive: the physical and mental challenges

Pregnancy, parenthood and an inability to conceive are all very emotional experiences. The psychological and emotional aspects that accompany such big life decisions and changes need to be taken into account just as much as the physical effects. Modern medicine is increasingly accepting that the mind and body are very closely interrelated: constant internal stress and high expectations cause stress, which can also have a physical impact.

The psychological factors entailed in an inability to conceive are complex: they may occur as a side effect of fertility treatment, as a result of being unable to conceive over a long period of time and can sometimes even be the actual cause of infertility.

Psychological consequences of an inability to conceive

Couples who visit a fertility clinic have usually been trying to have a child naturally without success for quite some time. Childlessness is not uncommon, and the feeling of helplessness has become a dominant problem for them. On top of the pressure that the partners put on themselves and each other, there are also the expectations of their social environment – from parents who are waiting for grandchildren, or from friends who all have children already.

Modern reproductive medicine holds many opportunities and possibilities, but all forms of treatments also entail challenges and risks. If your first treatment is unsuccessful, this can cause physical and mental stress for all involved. Our doctors will explain to you in detail the possibilities and risks and guide you throughout your journey. Thanks to our focus on artificial insemination, we are also familiar with our patients’ psychological needs and can offer you optimal support.

Inability to conceive and its impact on a relationship

If couples decide to undergo fertility treatment, the initial focus is usually on a diagnosis and the treatment process. During the treatment, the prospect of successful pregnancy is paramount. If this doesn’t happen, this can have an impact on the relationship. We recommend openly discussing a few questions before even starting treatment in our clinics. If you have any questions at all about fertility treatment, we will be more than happy to offer supportive guidance – please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

The more detailed the information, the more realistic the expectations

Couples who deal with the subject openly and with realistic expectations can often better deal with the psychological stress of fertility treatment. Of course, this is easier said than done, if you’ve been longing for a child for a long time. Nevertheless, you should investigate the therapy methods, opportunities, risks and possible alternatives in as much detail as possible before starting treatment. Our highly experienced doctors will advise you personally and comprehensively about these issues. You’ll be able to benefit from an intensive exchange of expertise among our specialists within the network of VivaNeo clinics.

Look after yourself: how to do your mind and body some good

  • Make sure you get enough sleep.
  • Try to include short breaks in your daily routine and consciously focus on the things in your life that are important to you.
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet.
  • Get regular exercise in the fresh air and use this opportunity to take a deep breath and relax.
  • Consume alcohol and cigarettes in moderation – or better yet, avoid them completely.
  • Identify possible stress factors in your life and think about how you can reduce these.
  • Don’t make love based on a schedule, just do it when you want to.