Let me start by saying, I am NOT a physician, just a Sonographer who has been dealing with Infertility for years now. This information is in no way supposed to take place of what your physician will tell you or what they may advise for you. This is just what I have learned and I wanted to share. Going through infertility testing can be very difficult. It can be quite time consuming, expensive and nerve wracking. I’m a firm believer in educating yourself on your own health.
I know dealing with infertility can be a very stressful thing. I know this first hand. Nothing about it is easy. But, I will say, educating yourself and preparing yourself as much as you can will help ease the amount of stress you will be going through. If you are about to head down your first journey with infertility treatments, there is so much to know, so much to learn and you will probably have so many questions. If you’re looking to find out what to expect at your initial infertility consultation, you’re at the right spot!
I’m very honored and excited to share that we have another Guest Writer for today’s post. She is a very dear blogging friend of mine, Misty. She writes for her blog, Simple Organized Lifestyle. She is part of an inspiration and accountability group of bloggers that I am a part of. She has been through IVF treatment and was lucky and blessed enough to have her own sweet success story. IVF treatment is something that I have yet to experience myself, but, it may end up being necessary in the future, only time will tell. But for now, I am very honored to have Misty share her top ten tips to prepare yourself for IVF treatment, if that is the road you are about to embark down. So, without further here is a fantastic post written by Misty from Simple Organized Lifestyle!
So, you’re pregnant?!?! Congrats! Now what to do first? Check out this list of things to do during your first trimester.It might have been a battle to get here or a complete surprise. Either way, now is the time to make sure you’re doing everything you can to have a healthy pregnancy for baby and yourself.
INFERTILITY- DUN DUN DUNNNNNNN!
If you have a friend struggling with infertility, either female or male, I bet you’re wondering what you can say or ask that is safe. Try to support your friend. Be there, listen to them. Let them vent, have a shoulder to cry on. Infertility is a rough struggle. It takes a lot out of you physically, mentally and emotionally. To learn more about our infertility struggle, check out our journey. It makes you feel like the purpose that you were put here in life to do, to recreate, is not achievable— like you’re a failure. Even though you know you’re far from that.
So, when you hear the world INFERTILITY, I bet your mind jumps to a woman having trouble getting pregnant. Contrary to popular belief, infertility doesn’t just affect females. Men can have trouble conceiving as well. Infertility in men is another taboo subject, unfortunately. Infertility is the inability to achieve a successful pregnancy. For couples who are below advanced maternal age, if they have been trying to conceive for a year or longer without success, they are dealing with infertility. This can impact both males and females. More on female infertility factors can be found here.