How to advocate for yourself during IVF

Emma Harpham, in partnership with Embrace Fertility  |   11 Oct 2023

Embarking on the journey of IVF can be difficult and overwhelming – whether it’s your first or fifth or tenth cycle. We’ve been there, and we feel you.

To help you feel that bit more supported, we’ve compiled these essential tips to help you advocate for yourself during IVF, together with the lovely Lauren Haring – registered fertility nurse, IVF coach and founder of Embrace Fertility.

Along the milestones of your journey, it’s crucial to have the right support system in place. And this starts with you, as the patient, client and parent-to-be. Advocating for yourself in a medical setting – and knowing the usual blockers – is a vital part of getting in place the care and treatment which aligns with your goals, and values.

If you’d like help getting started and taking control, schedule a FREE connection call with Lauren today to learn more.

Watch and discover why having an IVF coach by your side can make all the difference, and get empowered with the tools and knowledge you need to navigate this path with confidence and resilience.

3 tips to advocate for yourself during IVF

“Learning to advocate for yourself during IVF treatment is one of the best ways to regain some control of your fertility story and ensure you’re receiving both the care and respect you deserve.

1.  Do your research in advance

Take notes and empower yourself with as much info as possible.

2. Write down your questions

Sometimes nerves can get the better of you, or you simply forget something important (and don’t ever feel like you’re asking too many questions, this is too important!)

3. Nobody knows your body better

If you’re unsure about how you’re feeling or a symptom you’re having, it’s your right to discuss your concerns directly with your medical team.”

Navigating milestones during your IVF journey

“It’s important to appreciate all of your hard work and honor each milestone you make it through during IVF treatment.

You can turn moments of anxiety and IVF dread into a positive and empowering experience with IVF milestone cards. They are an amazing way of documenting your journey from your initial consultation, monitoring visits, your first injection to your egg retrieval, embryo transfer and pregnancy test day.”

Lauren Haring has created beautiful cards to inspire and celebrate every milestone – and provide much-needed comfort during times of uncertainty.

Use our exclusive offer code RIBBON10 for $10 off the bundle of both IVF Empowerment & IVF Milestone Cards.

Reasons to have an IVF coach in your corner

“As you navigate the ups and downs of trying to conceive an IVF coach is an invaluable resource, providing knowledge, guidance and emotional support so that you can thrive and have a better IVF experience.

An IVF coach:

👉 serves as your right hand
👉 provides a safe space to talk goals, emotional concerns strategies to advocate for yourself during IVF and vent your frustrations
👉 is there every step of the way”

With someone in your corner who just ‘gets it’, approaching your IVF journey with confidence and strength might just feel a little easier.

Doing IVF alone is never the answer. Reach out to Lauren to learn more about how she can support you.

PLUS, use our exclusive offer code RIBBON10 for $10 off the bundle of both IVF Empowerment & IVF Milestone Cards.

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