Here are 5 things you can do to prepare yourself for IVF:
1. Remember YOU
Think of 3 things you loved doing before your fertility struggles and make a plan to include these throughout your IVF schedule. This could be as simple as a bubble bath, a good book or a visit to an art gallery. Creative hobbies can often be a great distraction and comfort to you – so what do you really enjoy doing?. Whatever it is, it’s vital that you
2. Managing Others
One of the most
3. Your Relationship
Infertility is something you are going through
4. Cut out unnecessaries
We all have those things in our life that we go to because we feel we have to or are duty-bound to be at.
5. Seek support
All too often people turn down support during IVF. The take-up of counselling sessions at clinics is frighteningly low as people think ‘Well it’s not going to change anything…’. Yes, you’re right, counselling can’t change what’s gone before but getting the right support can really change what’s happening now and in your future.
As a fertility coach, I’ve seen first-hand the massive transformations that can take place when people feel supported and address the emotional side of fertility as well as the physical. So get whatever support is right for you. That may be ‘TTC Only’ on Instagram, taking up the offer of a counselling session/fertility coaching or spending some time with a friend or family member that really gets it.
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Fertility Coach, Founder of Your Fertility Hub
Karenna Wood is an international fertility coach, founder of Your Fertility Hub and passionate advocate for more emotional support and information for women trying to get pregnant. She’s an expert in mind-body tools and when not blogging, podcasting, coaching or speaking is...fast asleep!
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