IVF can increase the rates of depression, anxiety and stress. A level of anxiety is a very normal response to the stressful experience of IVF treatment. Seeking help is recommended if you experience any of the following: Symptoms become more frequent or persistent. Anxiety begins to interfere with your work, socializing, or daily activities. You develop low mood. Preparing for the Emotional Side of IVF: -Talk to people who have gone through IVF. -Get a therapist or counselor.