Four ways a Fertility Coach can improve your IVF experience
More and more celebrities and high-profile women are openly sharing their IVF stories, but not necessarily their complete how-to-guide. In addition to boutique clinics and on-call doctors, many work with a Fertility Coach.
At Future Family, we provide all of our clients with a dedicated Fertility Coach, which is a wonderful added layer of support in addition to the amazing team at your fertility clinic.
So, what is a Fertility Coach exactly and how does it work?
Think personal coach with a degree in fertility. Coaches do many things to support you from helping you prepare for all that’s ahead to answering questions (early in the morning or late at night) to personalizing your care. Not to mention debriefing after doctor visits and coming up with a plan to handle the nerve-wracking wait to the final pregnancy test.
Importantly, coaches are all about the personal side of fertility. It’s not one size fits all, and you’ll have many, many questions along the way.
Yes, you have other supporters on this journey (most importantly, your fertility clinic team) – but your Coach brings her expertise along with her compassion.
And because IVF is a big time and financial investment, you’ll want to make sure you’re working towards the best outcome.
Here are just some of the ways our Fertility Coaches make a difference in your experience.
1) Get all your IVF questions answered by a trusted expert
Doctor Google is notorious for leading people looking for health answers on a downward spiral. That’s why it’s important for you to have an expert on hand to answer your questions. All our Fertility Coaches are registered nurses who have worked at top fertility clinics across the country. No question is too big or too small, so you’ll have the insight and the answers you need. Our Fertility Coaches are available on the weekends and after hours, making it a great back up when you have burning questions outside of your fertility clinic hours.
2) Feel supported throughout IVF
Our Fertility Coaches are 100% focused on you. They’ll help you understand and prepare for each step of the process – from diagnostic testing, to what meds you’ll need and why. Worried about giving yourself the first injection? Your fertility coach can be by your side via video to make sure you are doing everything correctly – no judgement!
3) Take off the stress
Real talk: IVF is one of the most stressful experiences one can go through. Your Fertility Coach can help alleviate your stress by not only addressing issues you’re worried about, but helping manage your care, so you can focus on your treatments. Your Fertility Coach will go the extra mile to help you with things like: letting you know when you’ll require medication refills, checking up on you, and be in constant contact during your stimulation, egg retrieval, and implantation phases. This person is like the mentor you never knew you needed.
4) Have an advocate to help you understand all your options
The key word is “your,” because a Fertility Coach is all about your individualized care. Sure, you may have read about what worked for someone else on a blog, but your Fertility Coach is there to explain the options that make the most sense for you.
“My fertility coach was available to me whenever I had a question big or small, or just needed some encouragement. I’m grateful to have had her support every step of the way.” - Ashley B
Our Fertility Coaches have been called by past clients the best part of their IVF experience, and are only one (but incredibly important) member of your team. You can read some of our positive reviews here.