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Reproductive psychology

Most couples come to the reproduction techniques to carry out the desire to be parents. Infertility is the inability to conceive a child naturally or carrying a pregnancy to term after one year after having been sexually active.

Typical feelings and emotions

It is easy for one or both partners feel:

  • Surprise
  • Strangeness
  • Disclaimers
  • Rage
  • Bleakness
  • Devaluation
  • Abnormality
  • Fault
  • Pain
  • Shock
  • Ultimately the acceptance if these feelings are adequately prepared

Some couples may feel they have lost control of their lives, feelings, which are connected directly to the construction of meanings about infertility.

Psychological impact

Infertile couples had higher levels of:

  • Anxiety.
  • Stress and depressed mood that ultimately affects the emotional functioning and coping according to treatment.
  • Relationship problems.
  • Pain and depression are common emotional responses to grief experienced by infertile couples for the loss of a hypothetical child or the loss of his idealized family.

Need to go to a professional

It is best that the psychologist involved from the outset to:

  • Prevent and treat emotional disorders psychological problems resulting from the process and each stage.
  • Providing support and care for basic emotional needs at an early stage, advising on questions you might have a partner, providing a "safe place" in which to speak, exposing emotions.
  • Help raise awareness, identify the problem and deal with the diagnosis, treatment and decision making regarding further treatment or not.
  • It is important to help both the family members to maintain stable, healthy habits during treatment.

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