You may have undergone many cycles of different treatments, but you have not conceived and brought a new-born home. So, you ask yourself the question: “Is it time to give up?”. How will you know when the right time is to end fertility treatments?
If you are feeling overwhelmed with the situation, it is advisable to take a deep breath and give yourself a rest from treatments. You need to recover and rest from injections and daily visits with your doctor and take a step back and release yourself temporarily from fighting against infertility.
You may think of not going back because you believe treatments have drained and failed you. In most cases, people decide to put a stop to the treatments. When you see crossroads right before you, assess the impact of the whole treatment process. You can do this by asking the following questions.
- Do you still have enough resources (finances, social support, physical and emotional energy, and time)?
- Do you agree with the upcoming medical treatment option?
- Are you confused about your feelings towards treatment, and do you think you need to talk to someone who can guide you to your next step?
Be honest with yourself and respect your financial, emotional, and physical resources.