How to cope with coronavirus uncertainty if you are a fertility patient
Sarah Banks is a Fertility Coach and Mentor who supports couples and individuals, helping them manage their anxiety and get in the best emotional state for coping throughout treatment.
There is a lot of uncertainty at the moment around what’s going to happen with fertility treatments as the coronavirus spreads. This is causing serious worries, both in economic and emotional terms, for single mothers and couples who are undergoing or about to start a reproductive treatment.
Sarah decided to talk about this situation on her blog, so we asked her to sum up her opinion on this matter hoping she can offer you some advice.
Things you can do to cope through this uncertainty, by Sarah Banks
I am hearing from lots of patients that they feel worried about whether their treatment will start as planned, or whether the cycle they are part way through will be cancelled.
It is causing people to worry about what it will mean financially and when they can get started again. And most importantly, it is having a huge impact emotionally because they feel they are having to put off treatment for even longer and they are worried it will affect their chances of ever getting pregnant.
They are feeling anxious, sad and helpless about the situation, so I wanted to share some things that patients can do to help with the feelings of anxiousness during this uncertain time.
You can read all these recommendations here. I hope you find them useful and that they help you through this difficult situation. Take care and stay safe!
Sarah is a Fertility Coach and Mentor who supports couples and individuals through their fertility struggles, to help them manage their anxiety, look at other areas of their life that have become neglected and help them focus on getting themselves in the best emotional state for conceiving and coping through treatment.
For further information contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org.