Stress-free Ways to Kickstart Everything from IVF, Egg Donation, Surrogacy, Egg Freezing and More
Do any of your 2019 resolutions include fertility planning goals? The idea of starting a fertility treatment plan or even fertility testing may seem daunting, but it really doesn’t have to be. The Aspire Fertility team truly understands the reluctance of those who might hesitate to schedule their first fertility consultation — it can be difficult to come to terms with the idea that your route to parenthood needs a physician’s care. That’s why we’re committed to an optimal patient experience, from your first consult with one of our experienced fertility specialists to undergoing a treatment plan highly customized to fit your fertility goals.
Whether IVF is the recommended path or third-party reproduction such as gestational surrogacy or using an egg donor, our team can help make your 2019 resolutions a reality — without the stress.
Three ways to make starting fertility treatment easier
Get organized – Part of what can make fertility treatment so overwhelming is the number of appointments involved, the paperwork, insurance information, medication(s) and coordinating with a surrogate or egg donor if applicable. Getting organized and keeping up with it throughout your treatment plan is one of the best ways to keep the stress out of assisted reproduction. For some, going digital and scanning paperwork to store online is the easiest route, while for others, keeping folders or binders that break down across their clinic, their insurance, etc., works best.
- Open mail from your fertility clinic and insurance provider when it comes in and file right away; don’t leave it on counters or tables to accumulate or be lost accidentally.
- Update your calendar with appointments and times when scheduled. Don’t wait to do it when you get home or at a later date if you can help it. This way, you’ll know whether conflicts arise during scheduling versus at a later date.
Join a fertility support group – The great thing about fertility support groups is that depending on your location, you most likely have options. Support groups for those undergoing fertility treatment, including third-party reproduction, can be in-person, online, couples, female-only, male-only, etc. They offer a unique opportunity to connect with others who are sharing a similar experience, one that your family and friends might not as easily understand or empathize with all the time. Find a support group in your area.
Read other patient stories – In addition to or if you’re unable to join a fertility support group, one of the best ways to understand what it’s like to be a patient of a certain clinic and feel encouraged is to read stories/testimonials from other fertility patients. If anyone understands what it’s like to struggle to conceive or need a third party’s help to grow your family, it’s someone who has already been through the process and is now on the other side of the process. Many patients just starting out are looking for moments of hope and reassurance that pursuing treatment is the right decision, and success stories can alleviate concerns.
Please note: Remember, if you’re feeling particularly emotional or frustrated by your experience, it’s OK to bypass things that might remind you of fertility planning. Even if things are going well, you probably don’t want to be reminded of the road ahead every moment of the day. It’s okay to take a step back from patient stories and support group talk when you need to. A good balance should always be the goal in order to stay positive and stress-free.
Get started with Aspire Fertility
When you’re ready, we hope you will contact our team to request an appointment. Please visit our contact page for phone numbers across our locations or to complete an online contact form. If you’d like to speak with a staff member today, we do recommended calling your closest location directly.
Good luck on your 2019 resolutions and fertility planning goals. We hope to speak with you soon!