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8 Ways to Survive In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

When I was undergoing IVF (in vitro fertilization), I needed all the help I could get! These tips for surviving IVF will help you through the low points. I know how painful and difficult fertility treatments are. I struggled with self-pity during my infertility roller coaster, and found that feeling sorry for myself made everything worse.

In Vitro Fertilization and Depression – IVF Treatment Effects

Research on in vitro fertilization and depression shows the effect of IVF treatments on women who can’t get pregnant. Many fertility doctors and specialists believe that IVF hormone therapy is primarily responsible for feelings of depression in women who are undergoing in vitro fertilization. But, new research from Tel Aviv University shows that while this is true, other factors are even more influential.

According to Dr. Miki Bloch of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Sourasky Medical Center, between 20 and 30 percent of women who undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures suffer significant symptoms of depression. Stress, pre-existing depression, and anxiety are more likely than hormone therapy to contribute to a woman’s depressed feelings while undergoing IVF treatments.

Since depression and anxiety affects IVF success rates, diagnosis and treatment of depression is very important. To learn more about the effects of infertility treatmetns such as in vitro fertilization, read Infertility Survival Handbook.

And, here’s a summary of the research on depression in women who are trying in vitro fertilization to get pregnant…Read More »In Vitro Fertilization and Depression – IVF Treatment Effects