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Digital Subscriptions > Fertility Road Magazine UK Edition > March/April 2017 - Issue 37 > THE IMPORTANCE OF MINDSET DURING IVF


Mindset is everything. We had IVF on the NHS and are delighted to now have a healthy baby boy. But I strongly believe it is vital to prepare yourself mentally.

The treatment was free in monetary terms, but did have an emotional and physical cost.

The IVF procedure is intensive and stressful, with no guarantees of a happy outcome at the end of it.

The drugs during the treatment can leave you feeling hormonal and temperamental. It can put a strain on anyone.

By Vicki Powell

I found maintaining a positive outlook helped to get us through the treatment – eventually having the baby we longed for.

Our story

My partner and I had been trying for four years before we conceived with IVF. At the age of 34, I had conceived naturally after trying for nine months.

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Our March/April issue looks at how a healthy or unhealthy mind can cause your fertility problems. Fertility foods and food to help make you more fertile. Our exciting Fertility Journeys see Oregon Reproductive Medicine offer a couple or individual egg donation treatment. Two of our couples from 2016 are now pregnant. How to copy with Secondary infertility and an interview with Emma Cannon and so much more.