To fully understand what your partner is going through, you might like to learn more about their treatment. We have lots of information online and can provide you with leaflets and other literature at your local clinic. You’re also welcome to come with your partner to appointments or join them at support counselling sessions.
Also, it’s important to remember that fertility treatments can sometimes be emotionally draining, and as a result they might need a little more patience and understanding from you than usual. Try your best to stay open and talk as much as possible.
If your partner’s having to make some lifestyle changes as part of their treatment, whether that’s stopping smoking, reducing their caffeine intake, or drinking less alcohol, you can help them by joining in any changes they make. By making these small changes together, your partner might find it easier to get used to.
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Guiding a partner through treatment can be difficult, but lots of our other patients are going through similar experiences. You might find it helpful to talk to other patients on our online bulletin boards or on popular forums like Fertility Friends
You and your partner might have different ways of dealing with treatment – but there’s no right way of coping. Support counselling can help you both to talk through the way you’re feeling in a safe, confidential place, and our specially trained counsellors will encourage you to be open with one another. Many of our patients find that, by sharing their experiences and feelings, they feel closer and more able to deal with whatever they might face on their journey.