Emotional Considerations (IVF)

Couples who choose in vitro fertilization (IVF) may find themselves on an emotional roller coaster, from elation to letdown. It's important to understand that is part of the process, and that your emotional health is a critical part of this process.

Feelings can range from desperation to isolation to a sense of loss of control. The actual treatment cycles can disrupt life schedules, particularly for the woman.

What Helps?

  • Know what to expect
  • Cushion yourself with as many sources of emotional support as possible. That includes the counselors, medical, and nursing staff available to you at the Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
  • Work through key decisions before you start the treatment

Support Services

Location and Contact

UI Center for Advanced Reproductive Care
31500Z Pomerantz Pavilion
Elevator L, Level 3
319-356-8483 or 319-356-1767
UI Women's Health – Quad Cities
3385 Dexter Court, Building 3, Suite 110
Davenport, IA 52807
563-355-2244

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Care Team

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