You’re finally starting your fertility treatment – hurrah! Now you’re in the hands of the medics. You’re excited, and also nervous. But overall you’re full of hope that baby is finally on its way.
Then you get your treatment schedule and your heart sinks when you look at the amount of appointments over the coming weeks. Blood tests, scans, consultants – and all in working hours of course.
Juggling fertility treatment with a busy job can be hugely stressful. It was one of the reasons I packed in my job after my 4thIVF had failed. Many clients tell me they feel so anxious thinking about how they will manage it. And all this stress is not good for our hormones!
Fertility treatment is such a private journey. We don’t want everyone knowing what we’re doing. But at the same time we need to take time off without worrying that disappearing every 5 minutes will set tongues wagging. Not to mention the effect on our career – will the boss think I’m not committed anymore? Will I be passed over for that promotion?
Tops for fertility treatment
So here are my top tips for juggling fertility treatment with a busy job…
Lisa is a fertility coach in Surrey. Visit her directory listing below to book a package with her.