Reduce anxiety during the wait

Written by: Dra. Laura García de Miguel
Published: | Updated: 24/02/2020
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The "Beta Espera"

At the psychological level, one of the most difficult moments for the couple are the waiting periods, often referred to in a colloquial way by women as the "Beta-espera". It includes the time elapsed from the realization of an artificial insemination or embryo transfer until obtaining the Beta-GCH test (blood test that will determine the existence of pregnancy).

This same situation can also occur during the typical pharmacy pregnancy test. This period lasts an average of 15 days. If the response is positive, another 15 days should be waited to perform the first ultrasound that will inform the optimal development of the embryo's nesting.

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Check for signs of pregnancy

Throughout this period, the anxiety of the couple increases considerably. Repeated checking behaviors by women are frequent, that is to say, to be constantly aware of possible symptoms that indicate pregnancy (nausea, chest pain, etc.), pregnancy tests, go to the bathroom more frequently to observe possible stained, etc.. All these behaviors, while reducing short-term anxiety, in the long term generate an increase in anxiety.

The specialists recommend a change of attitude. They advise that it is convenient to reduce this type of behavior to the maximum and replace it with gratifying activities for the couple that allow them to "disconnect" as much as possible.




*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dra. Laura García de Miguel

By Dra. Laura García de Miguel
Fertility Specialty

Prestigious specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics, Dr. García de Miguel and an expert in Human Reproduction Medicine. Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​she performed the MIR at the Sant Joan de Déu University Hospital in Barcelona. Currently she is working as a Medical Director of the Tambre Reproduction Clinic.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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