Hiring a fertility coach can be a great step at any point on your fertility journey, but there are 4 times in particular when it can make a tremendous difference in moving you closer to motherhood.
What does a fertility coach do?
Before I get into the meat of this post, I want to explain the role of a fertility coach as I see it. A fertility coach is a support person, a sounding board, a fresh set of eyes and ears. We fill in the gaps that traditional Western medicine leaves in fertility care by taking a more holistic approach and considering factors like sleep, exercise, and stress management. For more info on the role of a fertility coach, read this.
Now, without further ado, here are:
4 great times to consider a fertility coach.
1. You feel like “something is missing” on your fertility journey.
Sometimes you just have a sense that the thing you need most—the missing piece that will help a pregnancy fall into place--is still floating out there in the ether yet to be discovered, right?
Enter a fertility coach.
A good holistic fertility coach can open your eyes to ideas that you might have missed, suggest things you’ve never even thought of, and guide you as you implement them in your life. There are many options and approaches that exist outside of your fertility doctor’s fairly narrow scope, and one of them is likely the “thing that’s missing.”
2. Fertility Coaching Instead of IUI or IVF.
Your doctor has told you that “you’re an excellent candidate” for either IUI or IVF but you’re not convinced.
Particularly in cases of unexplained infertility, I always suggest working with a fertility coach before opting for an assisted reproductive technique (ART). There are so many small lifestyle changes that can make a tremendous difference, like sleep, exercise and stress management that I mentioned above.
The right fertility coach can lead you through guided meditations and show you techniques you can use on your own to lower your stress levels and improve your mindset and outlook, all things that have been shown to improve fertility naturally.
If you’re not convinced that you need or want a more aggressive fertility treatment, then fertility coaching makes a lot of sense as a next step.
3. Fertility Coaching in Advance of IUI or IVF.
Maybe you already know that you’re going to give IUI or IVF a try. Working with a fertility coach is an excellent way to optimize your chances of having a successful round. Relaxation techniques, visualizations and guided meditation can make a big difference in how your body responds to the fertility drugs, and they can also help keep you sane as you move through what can be a very emotional process.
You’re spending a lot of money on an ART, so it stands to reason that you’d want to do everything possible to increase your odds of a pregnancy.
4. You’re stuck in a fertility rut.
If you’ve been dealing with infertility for a while and you’re simply feeling stuck and unsure of what you should, or want to do next, a fertility coach can help. You’ll be able to explain your situation to someone who understands your language and has most likely been in your shoes before. You’ll be able to get a fresh perspective on your situation, brainstorm options, and work together constructively to get you moving forward again in a meaningful way.
Often times looking at your fertility through the lens of holistic health provides direction, inspiration, and even leads to the coveted prize: a baby.
A fertility coach can help.
If you’re interested in taking a more holistic approach to your fertility and exploring how your mind and body can work together, I’d love to chat with you. Schedule a free call with me now and take the next positive step on your fertility journey!