When you’re trying for a baby, every month can feel like a lifetime. By the time you’ve made the decision to go through IVF, chances are you’ve already been waiting a long time for your baby.

While IVF does help most couples improve their chances of conception, it’s important to remember that pregnancy may not be immediate. Even after you begin fertility treatment, for many couples there is still have more waiting to do.

The process is highly emotional, often challenging and complex, and when pregnancy doesn’t happen straight away it can particularly distressing. It is important to stay positive during the IVF process, especially if it is taking longer to conceive than expected.

In the following video, internationally renowned psychologist, Dr Stephen Myler, talks about how to stay positive throughout an IVF treatment.