You have gone a long way, full of anxiety and worries. There were tears, pain and disappointment, most likely, a long preparation, strict adherence to the recommendations of doctors, a large number of various (not always painless) procedures. And finally … The long-awaited pregnancy has come.

Of course, a pregnant woman who has gone such a difficult way will be more vulnerable emotionally and psychologically. She will treat her new long-awaited state with trepidation and excitement, perhaps with anxiety and worries. Her positive attitude towards conception, pregnancy and childbirth can change to fear, worry and pessimism after overcoming the diagnosis of infertility. Her perception of herself during pregnancy may change, and her attitude towards bearing a baby becomes filled with anxiety. 

Often women become more hypochondriac after fighting infertility. Their fears and concerns may be exaggerated and not consistent with their actual state of health. And even favorable predictions of the course of pregnancy and childbirth from the specialists cannot remove the “bad feeling” and anxiety.

Various examinations and medical procedures during pregnancy can put a woman on her guard, cause fear and stress. She still remembers that during the fertility treatment she underwent various manipulations that could bring her disappointment, pain and negative emotions. Therefore, such an emotional attitude of the future mother prompts her to expect that examinations during pregnancy will also lead to negative consequences.

A baby who is conceived through an assisted reproductive technology program is no different from one conceived naturally. However, IVF pregnancy indeed has its peculiarities. You will need to undergo the necessary examinations and procedures that the doctor in charge of the pregnancy will recommend. You will also be prescribed vitamins and / or other medications that are necessary for the normal development of pregnancy. Sometimes antenatal clinics may be wary of IVF pregnancy and not be qualified enough to supervise it. Therefore, it would be better in this case to observe the pregnancy in the IVF clinic, in which you were treated before pregnancy. Since the doctors in it:

  • Already know your anamnesis, as they are the specialists who carried out this treatment;
  • take into account all peculiarities of your case, as they know all the nuances and specifics;
  • and, of course, understand the special value of your pregnancy.

The doctors will change their approach and treat you not as a couple with infertility, but as future parents. Indeed, in order to obtain pregnancy, the specialists of the reproductive clinic use the latest technologies and deep knowledge in this area. Therefore, the same approach is used in the management of pregnancy in this clinic. And in this case, it is important, even for greater psychological tranquility of the woman. Since the availability of highly qualified help and support will make it possible to preserve the pregnancy, which was so hard to achieve, and will lead to the birth of the desired baby. In case pregnancy supervision in your fertility clinic is for some reason unavailable, make sure to stay in touch with your doctor online and look for local fertility center.

Accordingly, after the struggle against infertility, which resulted in a long-awaited pregnancy, a woman often needs special support. The woman needs to change your attitude smoothly – from a concentrated state, which troubles and worries caused by infertility treatment require, to calmness and relaxation during the pregnancy. And this can be quite difficult.

A pregnant woman needs peace, harmony, a positive emotional attitude, psychological tranquility, which help a favorable course of pregnancy. To support pregnant women, counseling with a psychologist / psychotherapist may be recommended. The specialist will help you restore the necessary calmness, cope with anxiety and stress. It would also be good for a couple or a woman to try to tune in to a positive mood on their own, to a favorable outcome of pregnancy and the birth of the baby. Even simple but effective recommendations will help with this – long walks in the fresh air, healthy sleep and nutrition, comfortable rest and activity, a positive attitude. And, of course, enjoy: communication, support of loved ones and your partner; doing what you love and engaging in creativity; try attending courses on preparing for childbirth and absorbing useful information about such a new and desired state – pregnancy, and then enjoy preparing for the long-awaited parenting.