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4 Things You Need To Know Before Starting Your Fertility Journey

Helpful tips for navigating the road towards successful pregnancies.

July 27, 2020
Anita Parrott

When it comes to approaching your fertility journey, many couples feel as though they’re completely in the dark. It’s nearly impossible to find something comparable to your exact experiences when trying to conceive and making decisions to increase your chances of pregnancy. While your fertility journey has some inevitable lows, it’s important to remember that there are also inevitable highs. One of the best ways to approach this journey together is by being prepared, and knowing a bit about what to expect as you navigate together. 1 in 8 couples experience infertility and require treatment to achieve pregnancy. It’s important to note that those treatments are there for a reason. An infertility diagnosis doesn’t rule out your chances of conceiving, it just means that your journey may encounter a few detours, and that’s nothing that you and your partner can’t conquer together. 

  • Exploring Options
  • Educate Yourself
  • Maintain Fitness & Health
  • Be Prepared For the Stress
  • Conclusion
A couple embraces as they celebrate the start of their fertility journey.
Getting through the journey of treating infertility can be long and tough, to say the least, but it’s important to remember that you don’t have to go through it alone. 

Exploring Options

Knowing what’s right for your unique situation

Infertility can be caused by a myriad of factors that may have to do with you and/or your partner. Because of this, there are many different treatments designed to specifically address whatever is keeping you and your partner from getting the results you want. It’s important to look into as many treatments as you can to find the best fit for you.  

Educate Yourself

The more you know the better

Many women who have gone through their fertility journey look back and wish that they had been more informed before beginning their journey. Having a good understanding of your own ovulation is a very helpful tool in navigating your fertility journey. If you can understand more of the medical jargon and are in touch with what is going on on the inside, you’re sure to have a more intuitive experience.

Maintain Fitness & Health

Including a clean diet

It’s important to prepare your bodies for the journey as well as your minds. Making sure that you’re eating the proper foods, and hydrating can make a huge difference with regard to the effectiveness of the treatments you choose. For some, this means cutting out alcohol, increasing fiber, and/or reducing red meat consumption.

Be Prepared For the Stress

And know how to manage it

61% of couples perceive infertility to be more stressful than going through a divorce. It’s important to remember that even in these stressful times where things may seem bleak, the end goal is brighter than anything you could possibly imagine. In turbulent times of treatment, and hormonal changes, make sure to support one another and lean on the family, friends, and supportive others that have offered you their shoulders. 

A man kneels and kissing his partner's pregnant stomach.
Creating a family is one of the most magical experiences you can go through in life, try not to forget that!

Conclusion

This journey is yours and you’re more than equipped to complete it

There simply aren’t many things comparable to facing, and overcoming infertility. No one fertility journey is like any other. What you experience is unique and what you’re feeling as you live through it is valid, and justified. These things can be very taxing, but the light at the end of the tunnel is what you should try to focus on.


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