20 Nov How to feel accompanied and how to accompany your partner during an assisted reproduction process?
1. Through emotional communication and expression of needs: the two key ingredients.
2. Through your partner’s involvement throughout the entire process, including the smallest details.
3. Emotional support and companionship are also needed.
4. By virtue of nurturing your relationship.
When an Assisted Reproduction process is undertaken by a couple, it is important to feel accompanied, and to accompany the other person in order to support and enhance their emotional stability.
It is imperative to express clearly how you feel, to let your needs and requests be known, and your partner should, in turn, be willing to listen and empathize with you to be able to accompany you more effectively.
It is also important that both people are involved in the process, even if only one of them is going to become pregnant. Some exceptions can be made for valid reasons, but both should be present at all stages, including visits, decisions, prescriptions of medication, ultrasounds, etc.
Being accompanied means being listened to, empathized with, and having someone by your side. Your partner does not need to provide miraculous solutions, but it is important to have someone who supports you and with whom you can share your daily struggles.
Finally, during these processes, it is crucial to take care of your relationship, by means of doing small gestures and engaging in activities you enjoy, which make you and your partner feel good as a couple.