How to survive the betaespera

The Betaespera refers to two weeks after an artificial insemination, embryo transfer or fertilization in vitro. It is a very emotional where you can suffer from a myriad of feelings while you wait to see if all of your effort will result in a pregnancy.

We know that one of the most difficult parts of this part is to search for changes or signs in your body to know if the cycle it worked or not: Do you feel tenderness in my breasts? Do you feel nausea? Are there changes in my appetite? Do I feel bloated, you will be that I am pregnant? What blood a little bit, be my period? What may be blood for the implementation? What I do I take a pregnancy test? Am I doing the right thing for you to take out the implementation? What does this all mean? The list of questions is endless.

With the purpose of helping you better manage the roller coaster of emotions that are experienced in this stage, we will share some tips that you can implement:

  • Prepare yourself: to recognize that the wait will never be easy it will make you feel more prepared to process and cope with this stage.
  • Stay skeptical and did not hipervigiles your body: remember that any change or physical sensation you feel during these two weeks are not necessarily indicative of the success or failure of a cycle. With assisted reproduction treatments are taken numerous medications that cause physical changes and which are not symptoms of a pregnancy because it is too early to feel it.
  • “Time waste”: perform the practice of devoting 20 or 30 minutes a day in the approach of your thoughts, by setting this time with your partner or someone you trust to talk about everything that comes to mind during the day with respect to your treatment. This way, when it comes to these thoughts, you'll be able to delegate the period established to carry on with your everyday tasks. Know that we have a time set forth by us, helps to increase our sense of control over the situation, resulting in the reduction of the recurrence of these thoughts that we generate stress and anxiety.
  • Practice Mindfulness or mindfulness: Focus your attention on the task that you're doing in each moment. It's about keeping the mind busy.
  • Communication: keep the channels of communication open, not only with your partner and/or the people closest to you, but also with the medical equipment and support so that you can resolve and answer any questions you may have along the way.