Give yourself a medal whether or not you win the Grand Prix. Give yourself credit for your motivation, determination, and tenacity in going through an IVF cycle. You need to find every way possible to nurture and stroke yourself and your relationship.
One of the positive sides of infertility is that most couples improve their marriages and become stronger as a couple. Keep a sense of humor about your experiences. No matter how tough things get, you can always find something funny about it. Laughing together is good for your mental health and the health of your relationship.
Most of all, remember the love and respect you have each other – and that you have tried your best.
This is the ninth and final installment in a series of articles entitled “The IVF Race.” Read the rest of the articles in this series for suggestions in helping you finish the IVF race feeling like a champion, no matter where you place.
Previous articles from this series:
The IVF Race: A Grand Prix
The IVF Race: Maps & Terrains
The IVF Race: The Racing Team
The IVF Race: The Plan
The IVF Race: The Schedule
The IVF Race: Coping
The IVF Race: Goal Markers
The IVF Race: Bumps & Detours
Contributed by: 
Sharon N. Covington, MSW, LCSW-C
Director, Psychological Support Services