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7 Ideas for a Fertility Friendly Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2018
By The Fertility Experts of IVF FLORIDA

Struggling with infertility can take a toll on even the strongest relationships. The stress, treatments, and frustrations couples face on their path to parenthood make it difficult for couples to keep the romance alive. But taking a break from focusing on your fertility issues to reconnect with your partner can help reduce infertility-induced stress and strengthen your relationship.

This Valentine’s Day, spend some quality time with the one you love with some of IVF FLORIDA’s fertility friendly Valentine’s Day ideas and tips.


1. Put the Fertility Talk on Hold

If you’re struggling with infertility, it can feel like your life revolves around it. Between the appointments, frequent tests, and injections, it may seem like fertility is all you talk about. This Valentine’s Day the team at IVF FLORIDA suggests putting the fertility talk on hold. Instead, take the time to catch up with your partner and reconnect on a deeper level.


2. Share the Love

Practicing gratitude can help couples cope with the stress that comes with struggling with infertility. One of the best ways to show your gratitude? Giving back. Take some time on Valentine’s Day to share the love with those in need by volunteering at a nursing home, animal shelter, or other local non-profit.


3. Try Something New

Have you and your partner been dying to check out a new art exhibit? Or maybe you’ve both always wanted to try rock climbing. Try something new this month with your partner to strengthen your connection and reinvigorate your bond.


4. Enjoy a Mini-Vacation

You don’t have to go far to take a mini-vacation. Pick a town an hour or two away that neither of you have been to before and spend a day exploring. Enjoy exploring street fairs and trying new restaurants while talking about anything but fertility! Use this time discovering a new place to broaden your horizons and give you and your partner something new to talk about.


5. “Days Off” Sex

For many couples struggling to conceive, sex can start to feel like a chore. Always on a schedule with the focus on the results rather than enjoying your partner. This Valentine’s Day, break out the lingerie and candles – it will help breathe some fresh air and spontaneity back into the bedroom.


6. Get Active

The couple that exercises together, stays together! Take some time this Valentine’s day to work up a sweat with your partner. Go hiking, do some couple’s yoga, or go on a long bike ride together. By exercising together, you’ll you reap the benefits of an active lifestyle while deepening your emotional bond.


7. Take a Break

Dealing with infertility can be draining, but taking a break and relaxing together could be just what the doctor ordered. Whether it’s enjoying a couples massage or just lounging on the couch watching Netflix, doing something you both find relaxing can help you reconnect and appreciate just being able to be together.

 

When struggling with infertility, it’s important for couples to find ways to stay connected. For more information on infertility treatments for you and your partner, contact IVF FLORIDA at 866-770-2168 to request an appointment.

 

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