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Infertility and Romance

Valentine’s Day advice for rekindling your relationship during infertility treatment

Trying to conceive can be a challenge, physically and emotionally. When you are struggling to get pregnant, you can easily shift focus away from each other. For Valentine’s Day, Dr. Dan Gehlbach and the team at our Kansas fertility center want to remind patients to put infertility treatment on the back burner and reconnect with their partners.

Practical tips from our Kansas fertility center team

At Midwest Reproductive Center, we understand the longing to become parents that you and your partner feel. This Valentine’s Day may be your last one without a child. Make the most of it by focusing on the love you have for each other and considering the following helpful hints promoting love, self-care and gratitude for Valentine’s Day.

  • Ban infertility talk.

    Make a pact with your partner to not discuss infertility treatment during your Valentine’s Day date. There’s plenty of time for that later.

  • Celebrate your love by spending quality time together.

    Make reservations at your favorite restaurant, or book a date at a new spot you’ve been dying to try. Go to a comedy show, or spend the day binge-watching your favorite show at home. If you love the outdoors, plan to go on a hike or romantic picnic.

  • Re-ignite the flames of passion.

    Infertility can really take the steam out of lovemaking. This Valentine’s Day try to recall the ease and passion you both shared during the honeymoon phase. Pay attention to characteristics you first noticed in your partner, and kindle that fire again.

  • Use this Valentine’s Day to take care of yourself.

    Treat yourself to a little pampering. What do you love? Book a massage, go to a yoga class, take a long bath, read a good book or go see a movie. Fill your own cup and watch love overflow.

  • Remember to practice gratitude.

    Even though you don’t have a baby yet, focus on the things you’re thankful for right now. Once you start a list, you can usually find more things to love about the life you have.

Happy Valentine’s Day from the whole team at Midwest Reproductive Center. If you’re trying to conceive and would like a fertility evaluation, contact our Kansas fertility center for an appointment with Dr. Gehlbach. He can answer your questions, gather details about your situation and help determine the best treatment for your infertility.

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