Dr. Ariadna Cymet Lanski, a fertility counselor with Fertility Centers of Illinois, recently wrote an article for Mind Body Green sharing simple strategies to cope with stress and anxiety on your fertility journey.
As anyone goes through treatment, it is very important to make self care a top priority. Reducing stress and anxiety can be accomplished through a small daily investment of time.
Think of it this way – you likely spend 1,000 minutes per day focusing on work, loved ones, errands, etc. Don’t you think you deserve 10 minutes just for you?
The article focuses on the three techniques below and provides step-by-step directions for each. Give one a try and stick with it, we promise you will feel better and see a difference.
- Connect to Your Body
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you are going through infertility treatment, you may be finding it particularly difficult to deal with the emotional and physical stresses that come along with treatment.
As you navigate through your fertility journey, do you ever feel lonely and isolated, like you have very few people to talk with about infertility, everyone you know is pregnant or has children, infertility is affecting your career, or coping with family and friends is becoming more difficult?
There are a number of resources that you can make use of to help you deal with your battle with infertility, which can include your friends and family. It can sometimes be difficult to feel fully understood by the people closest to us. For this reason, many people dealing with infertility look to infertility support groups for help. Infertility support groups can offer an understanding and informative place for you to discuss your experiences with others going through the same or similar issues.
Please join us at Fertility Centers of Illinois’ Infertility Support Group. Our group meets every third Saturday of the month. This group will be led by Susan Rizzato, LCSW at our River North clinic. Ms. Rizzato has considerable experience leading support groups and her warm, but professional approach makes this a great opportunity to connect with others in a safe environment. This free support group is available for both individuals and couples. Limited space, so please register early.