Tips for dealing with Valentine’s Day and infertility
The thought of Valentine’s Day and infertility treatment may not exactly put you or your partner in a romantic mood. You may both be emotionally exhausted, physically stressed and simply not feeling your best. You may cringe at every red, heart-shaped box or sappy TV commercial.
The team at our Southern California fertility center knows the IVF process can be overwhelming. Perhaps the last thing you want to think about is celebrating Valentine’s Day while you’re taking hormones and scheduling sex. However, finding ways to reconnect with your partner may be exactly what you need.
Find ways to reconnect with each other
For some couples, traditional Valentine’s Day activities like eating out at a favorite restaurant or exchanging gifts may be all you need. For others, it may be more about rekindling the connection that brought you together in the first place. Was it his hearty laugh? Her infectious smile? Or the way he helps others? Maybe the spark was so intense you didn’t even know what hit you. Take some time to reflect and remember why your partner is so special. Then, find positive ways to reconnect with each other instead of making it all about Valentine’s Day and infertility.
Here are some ideas to get you started.
- Take a day trip to a favorite place that conjures up good memories
- Cook a romantic meal together, complete with candles and soft music
- Surprise your partner by doing something unexpected that they’ll appreciate
- Plan a fun date to do something you both enjoy
- Get a couples massage at a local spa
Choosing to be present for each other and getting out of your normal routine may be exactly what you need to rekindle the romance and bring you closer together.
Each journey is different
Everyone experiences Valentine’s Day and infertility differently, so open communication is key. No matter where you are on your IVF journey, you are not alone. Our Southern California fertility center is here to support you.
If you’re thinking about starting a family, contact us for more information today.