Hi, I am new here. I will be starting IVF within the next few months. Hubby and I are in the process of getting tests done. We are on a medical clock because of some medical complications and not because of age. I am very scared to do IVF. I have three illnesses and understood from my doc that IVF is like an extra chronic illness to the mind and body. I think that it will be relatively easy on my mind, mentally, because I have been through extended abuse and torture in my life and am used to managing tough stuff. I also have my faith which is a core coping mechanism to handle disappointments and the emotions that are natural with IVF. Physically, I am scared though in terms of functioning. I am healing from my other chronic illnesses so that by the time I do IVF in a few months, it may not be so heavy on my body. But, I don't really know.
I am also scared of pregnancy because I suffer from seizures. I had 24 in the last month... I hope I don't have to get to bed rest...
But these fears are later on... I am working really hard on combatting this fear of losing the baby due to a fall. Again, faith comes into play and I know that at the end of the day I have comfort surrounding me through faith.