Fertility encompasses family planning, natural conception, deciding on and preparing for egg freezing, and fertility treatment. It can also mean seeking a surrogate or applying for adoption.
Hi there, hopeful mom! Perhaps you’re thinking about starting a family or preparing to freeze your eggs. Or, maybe you’ve hit some obstacles in the baby-making journey and are seeking fertility treatment. Whatever the case may be, there are many things you can do to prepare physically, mentally, and emotionally to optimize your chances for a healthy future pregnancy as well as cope with any setbacks you encounter along the way.
If you’re planning to conceive yourself one day, it’s wise to consider making healthy lifestyle and nutritional choices to support hormone health, egg quality, and a nourishing environment for implantation. It’s also important to address any sexual or pelvic floor dysfunction or past sexual trauma that may hinder intercourse or implantation.
If you’re embarking on this journey with a partner, consider nurturing your relationship health. As career grows in priority for many women, beginning to better understand now how you want your family and career goals to align can help you plan better for the future as a mother.
And finally, the emotional, physical, and mental struggles of infertility cannot be underestimated. It’s a rollercoaster that can last from months to years, and often requires difficult decisions. Navigating this process alone can be overwhelming and isolating, but reaching out to care providers who understand the delicate nature of this and who seek to empower you can make the journey a whole lot less lonely.
Planning to start a family is a momentous step in anyone’s life, but the right team can help get you closer to your dream of hearing the pitter patter of little feet.