Are you wondering what the heck an infertility coach is? Does? Why it’s a good idea?
If this is YOU – you are going to want to read on….
So let me start by saying that infertility coaching is a type of life coaching. It’s structured to help a woman or couples traveling through the old infertility journey get there in less time and more calm than they could on their own.
More than likely, this person has been through the trials and tribulations of infertility treatments and testing and made it through to the other side and now have the family they desired.
The infertility journey can be tough on your body, your mind, your marriage, your relationships and so much more. Oftentimes the doctors offices are so busy that getting the kind of emotional support and guidance is not possible.
Couples are sometimes left to their own devices to figure out the rocky road of treatments and don’t always know the best way to get to that family they want while still staying connected.
I decided to become a coach because I felt that there was something missing while I was going through my own journey. I was missing a friend who had been through it before me. Someone who could help me through each step of the process cheering me on and supporting me. I just wanted someone to tell me what THEY recommended. I wanted advice on what my next steps should have been based on something other than a medical point of view. I also wanted to know what other kinds of doctors and testing was available to me that may have fallen outside of the typical. I felt so alone and isolated during the process and I didn’t know how to fix it. I didn’t have anyone who truly understood what it was like to be in my shoes! I had a hard time being happy for others – or if I’m being truthful being happy for anyone else, especially if there was a pregnancy announcement attached to them.
Now I should say I had a wonderful therapist who supported me through my journey. Despite our weekly talks, I still found myself feeling alone and the time spent trying to get pregnant impossible.
Here is the thing – what I didn’t know then that I DO know now is that having the right mindset can increase your fertility by up to 50%! The stats are there and woman who get mind-body help have a higher chance of conceiving, fewer miscarriages and so much more.
Here is a great article on Mind/Body experiences while going through infertility:
Some may feel that charging for such a service when treatments are so expensive is wrong. Here is what I have to say to that – I have made my passion for helping infertile woman into a business because unfortunately there are costs associated with helping others and time – so much time. I feel that I was called to provide this service but the reality is that there are costs associated with websites, support, marketing etc….
If there was such a thing back in the day I would have 100% invested in a fertility coach. Having someone on your side who understands you and can provide information that would take you twice as long to figure out on your own – YES PLEASE!
To many, weighing the cost of the coach and how much quicker you can get pregnant, maybe even lower the amount of cycles you may need – it’s a no brainer.
Again, the stats are out there that mind-body programs and stress management can increase your chances of success by up to 50%! Typically you can expect about a 30% chance of success with any given cycle. If that were to double, you MAY need 2 cycles instead of 3 and that would be a huge savings. In infertility just like in life there are no guarantees for anything but understanding the potential impact of a coach both financially and emotionally is important.
Knowledge is power and I truly hope that I was able to give you some today. If you have any other questions I’m here to answer them.
Sending you huge hugs and baby dust now and always.