Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Emotional Responses Fertility patients are unsurprisingly anxious and panicked about COVID-19, fearful about what the future holds, and may be prone to catastrophic thinking. Will having a family ever happen for me? What can I do if my treatment is put on hold? What should I do if I am pregnant now? Fertility issues were never a part of what we imagined it would be like to create a family; add to that the threat of this virus, and all expectations of “normal” are off. Coping Strategies While staying at home and sequestering oneself from others is essential to protect one’s physical health, it can lead to increased anxiety, distress and/or depression. Keep in touch with friends and family thr

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