August 2020

Psychosomatics and fertility

As many as a third of couples leave reproductive clinics without identifying the cause of their infertility. Despite the fact that clinics have modern equipment and professional doctors at their disposal, the couple does not know what the problem is and what they should focus on or change.

Somatic and psychosomatic causes

There are many causes of infertility. These can be divided into two groups – somatic (concerning the body and physical aspects) and mental (concerning the mind and psyche). Sometimes a situation occurs where no somatic causes are discovered, and it is appropriate to focus on the so-called psychosomatic factors of infertility. Health in general concerns not only the physical state of the human body; a significant role is played by the psyche, one's way of thinking, and stress. This is no different with fertility.


It hurts a lot

When trying to become pregnant, it is good to focus on a healthy lifestyle to support your efforts to conceive – whether you're a man or a woman. But even here, the well-known saying "everything in moderation" applies. If a couple focuses too much on pregnancy and thinks only about a baby when they're making love, it may not always bring a positive result. One or both of them may be under some pressure, and this may have a very negative effect on the act as a whole. Making love is something that a couple should enjoy, and be as relaxed as possible when they're doing it.

Women are more prone to psychosomatic factors in infertility. This is due to hormones and their function in a woman's body, the menstrual cycle and, last but not least, the fact that women tend to blame themselves. This then leads to a vicious circle, which it is difficult to escape. That is why it is important that there is sincerity, openness and support from both sides in a partnership.

IVF and psychosomatics

If no causes are discovered, and the woman still cannot get pregnant, the couple may then decide to visit an IVF centre. This is not pleasant for the couple, and is very intimate. This is why huge emphasis is placed on the greatest possible psychological support at IVF centres. The main key to success are factors within the human brain – faith, desire, and awareness of support. As this is a family clinic, doctors take a professional and very human approach. For this reason a number of coordinators are available to couples throughout the course of treatment at the GYNEM clinic. They are not just people who inform you about when to come to the clinic and at what time. The added value lies precisely in their human approach and psychological support. Together with you, they form a very strong team that works towards the desired goal - a complete family. The IVF process is not merely a physical one. It's not just about the particular method, the best equipment and so on. The head and the will must be involved in all of this, because only in this way does it form a very strong whole that is not put off by just anything.

The human brain is a powerful tool, but it can be used very effectively for a beneficial, positive outcome. Visit the GYNEM clinic or contact it via the form; don't be afraid to ask for a helping hand.







*This article is translated from Czech original to English language by translation agency Marvel, s. r. o.