Here an interesting article on infertility and its implications for couples written by my colleague Giuliana Baccino:
THE IMPACT OF FERTILITY TREATMENT ON YOUR RELATIONSHIP AND SEX LIFE
Like it or not, fertility treatments affect couples, and if you are one of those couples, you must take action. Even if you have a healthy mind, a peaceful life and no stress at all, when you start your fertility treatment things will probably change. Why? Because you cannot control all the variables, and not being in control causes stress.
For at least 10 days you will be paying attention to the medication, the ovarian response or the thickness of your endometrium. But, the only things that depend on you are the time and dose of the medication, and arriving on time to the appointments. To a degree, the amount of information that you take in during each consultation with the health team depends on you also. Studies have shown that patients forget between 40–80% of medical information discussed by healthcare practitioners (Kessels, 2003).