Infertility and Depression Don’t Have to Go Hand in Hand
There is no doubt that a diagnosis of infertility can lead to extreme stress and depression. In certain ways it is a vicious circle, because depression can lead to infertility, thus begging the question: what comes first, the chicken or the egg?
Also, depression during pregnancy and after pregnancy (postpartum depression) is more common in women who have struggled with trying to conceive. However, there are important mechanisms to cope before the depression overwhelms you.