Everything that is a bit unusual to us, and because we haven’t had previous experience with previous cycles can bring us a bit of anxiety and worry and nervousness, so it’s absolutely normal to feel that way. Because we don’t know if it’s going to work or not again, it’s something that tends to make us feel a bit anxious, so number one, know that you’re not alone, and your emotions on this are absolutely expected. Now things that you could do. I would say, start with understanding what you are afraid of. If you write down your fears, you might notice that some of the fears are not real fears, they are hypothetical fears. They might be for example: well, I’m afraid that something in the future is going to happen that hasn’t happened yet, or your fear might be something more practical, what if I go to the clinic and something goes wrong, and this doesn’t have a successful result.
Write down your fears to understand is this a true worry for which there is a real solution or is this a hypothetical worry that doesn’t have any solution. After you’ve written them down I want you to write down everything that you’re doing to challenge that thought, maybe you are doing everything you can, you are eating the right foods, you are doing the right exercises, you have an amazing team, so there’s a big list of things that you’re doing that means that you are doing everything you can, and the chances of it working are the best chances that you could have. So make a list of your fears, all the reasons why this is going to work. Then some of those grounding exercises using your five senses and doing a bit of mindfulness. If you start doing mindfulness, I would say once a day, three to five minutes there’s a lot of mindfulness recordings available on youtube, and that can be very very powerful.