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.
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.