Updated: Mar 23
So you've started a fertility journal, but you don't know what to write about. Never fear, you're in the right place! Here are 10 great prompts for your fertility journal to get you started or help you out on days when you're stuck.
If you're new to fertility journaling, you might want to check out my post, 6 Reasons You Should Have a Fertility Journal, about why it's such a great tool! Otherwise, happy writing! (Remember: no one is grading you on spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. Just let it flow.)
1. Write a letter to your partner/friend/relative expressing your anger or frustration with the support they’re giving you. Explain to them exactly how you would prefer they support you going forward.
2. Brainstorm responses to all the nosy fertility and baby-related questions people tend to ask. Don’t censor yourself: include all the angry, obnoxious, and funny comebacks, too.
3. What are some situations that you find particularly stressful? Can you think of anything you could do to make them less stressful? Are there ways you could avoid these situations?
4. Are there any relationships that you find particularly stressful? Can you think of anything you could do to make them less stressful? Are there ways you could have less contact with these people?
5. What fertility treatment are you using now? Do you have unanswered questions about this treatment? Make a list of all your questions or points of clarification so you can take it with you to your next appointment.
6. Are there either traditional or alternative fertility treatments that you’re interested in trying? What are they and what is keeping you from trying them?
7. Think of a difficult situation you’ve had to deal with in the past. What were your strengths and skills that helped you get through that situation? How can you apply those same strengths and skills on your fertility journey?
8. What things do you enjoy doing and make you feel good about yourself? How can you incorporate more of these activities into your life?
9. If infertility were a person, what would you want to say to him/her?
10. Make a list of all the things in your life that you feel grateful for right now.
If you're curious to learn about more ways you can help yourself maximize your fertility, set up a free call with me today!