As promised, each Thursday, we will now offer you a piece of educational, science, or research related information. The purpose of our #ThursdayThoughts post is to share with you fact-based content that can enlighten and assist you on your fertility journey. Enjoy our post! Helping to Create New Beginnings….
Coping Strategies for Fertility Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dealing with COVID-19 has left many fertility patients feeling uncertainty, loss, increased anxiety, or even anger. These feelings are normal and can be expected during these difficult times. Whether you are still going to work or working from home, it is important to develop some strategies to take care of your emotional and physical health and try to stay positive about your fertility journey. Staying physically active, doing yoga or meditation, cooking nutritious meals, joining a support group, staying in touch with family and friends (via social media or other platforms), and focusing on what is good and positive in the world may help to decrease your stress level. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has described a few of these helpful coping strategies in their recent message to fertility patients:
To keep our community safe, Fertility Institute of Hawaii has introduced consultations via Telehealth during which new patients can discuss fertility concerns and develop a plan for initial evaluation and treatment. Our current patients can also schedule a Telehealth session with one of our providers, in order to address any concerns or make a fertility treatment plan. Although we adhere to social distancing guidelines to protect our patients and the public, we remain open to provide essential services to patients. Please call 808-545-2800 or visit our website https://www.ivfcenterhawaii.com/ for more information.