10 Tips To Ease Your Stress Post Frozen Embryo Transfer
Remember that you are worthy of love, support, and the family you hope to have — even as you navigate the depths of this valley.
You have taken all the injections, attended the weekly scans, and have bruises on your belly, behind, and heart. You have waited, held your breath, and done everything within your power to bring you to this point — it is time for your frozen embryo transfer.
Your dreams for your future are resting peacefully within a tiny dish, ready to come out of the freezer.
Modern medicine has done everything within its power to bring you to this point, and hopefully, your little embryo will nestle within your womb for the next nine months.
The pressure and the stress of hoping you finally become pregnant are tremendous.
So how does one navigate life after a frozen embryo transfer? What are the words to hold onto and the things you can do to ease your stress?
Here are ten suggestions:
- Remember that you’ve done everything you could do to make this successful. If something negative occurs, it is not your fault.
- Your doctors want the best for you — and they still do. Trust in their care.
- When overwhelm strikes, and you’re unsure where to place all of the energy that’s bubbling up within you, go for a walk. The sunshine, fresh air, and movement will help you get through that moment a little easier.
- Write your fears down in a journal or the Notes App on your phone — sometimes it’s easier to tackle the darkness that lingers within your head when you can see it in print.
- Write down every tiny victory you’ve achieved so far — the scans that went well, the size of your embryos, and how you can endure the progesterone in oil shots like a champion. These little moments are essential — and they are worth celebrating.
- Keep breathing.
- If you’re financially able, make an acupuncturist appointment, and tell the practitioner why you’re there. They will adjust your treatment accordingly — and you might even get so relaxed that you’ll fall asleep on the table.
- Let yourself make a plan B. That doesn’t mean that you’re being too negative; it means that you have a realistic expectation of things, and you understand that sometimes, even in the most ideal of circumstances, an embryo will not stick. And so, it’s best to have a plan of what to do should that happen.
- Remember that you are worthy of love, support, and the family you hope to have — even as you navigate the depths of this valley.