27 de October, 2023

How can depression affect your fertility?

The close connection between emotions and conception

Fertility is a challenge for 1 in 8 couples globally. Surprisingly, 60% do not share this reproductive challenge with their close circle. Even more striking, only 5% seek psychological counseling to face the problem. Upon receiving the news of fertility problems, between 25 and 65% of these couples may experience symptoms of depression.

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines depression as a mental disorder that modifies the perception and mood of those who suffer from it.

Common symptoms of depression

  • Persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness.
  • Loss of interest in daily activities.
  • Constant fatigue or weakness.
  • Sleep and appetite problems.

The pressure to conceive in modern society

From a biological and cultural approach, it is common for people to be expected to be born, grow, and reproduce. When conception does not occur, doubts and questions arise that can affect the mental health of the couple:

  • "Everyone can conceive, except us."
  • "Could it be some divine punishment?"
  • "Maybe I did something wrong in another life."
  • "I must look for alternative treatments."
  • "I avoid events so as not to answer uncomfortable questions."
  • "We already tried in different clinics."

These types of thoughts can undermine self-esteem, relationships, and the perception of self-worth. However, it is vital to understand that it is a medical situation that, with the appropriate support, has a solution.

Your emotional ally: Ingenes

At Ingenes, we understand the emotional toll that each story entails. For this reason, we have created the Ingenes Emotional Support. Here, through personalized and group workshops, we help you transform those negative feelings, preparing you emotionally for treatment.

Thanks to our experienced psychotherapy team, we accompany patients throughout the process, ensuring that, together with our emotional assistance and our Comprehensive BEC Programmes, we have a 96% success rate in bringing a baby home.

Ready to start this journey with us? Contact us and let us be part of the most exciting project of your life: having a baby.

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