Riding the Emotional Roller Coaster of the IVF Cycle

In This Chapter

^ Preparing for the roller-coaster by knowing what to expect ^ Dealing with good news and bad news ^ Sending out an SOS when things get on top of you

A\ n IVF cycle is often described as an emotional roller-coaster ride ¥ • during which you sometimes feel hopeful and optimistic and at other times sad and low-spirited. In this chapter, I describe the events that can make your emotions swing during an IVF cycle and give you some strategies for dealing with your feelings and staying in control while you're having treatment. In Chapter 11, I talk more about how the whole infertility and IVF experience can affect your life and sometimes almost drive you round the bend.

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Pregnancy Guide

A Beginner's Guide to Healthy Pregnancy. If you suspect, or know, that you are pregnant, we ho pe you have already visited your doctor. Presuming that you have confirmed your suspicions and that this is your first child, or that you wish to take better care of yourself d uring pregnancy than you did during your other pregnancies; you have come to the right place.

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