Fertility

Fertility Help – Overcoming Decision Fatigue: How to Avoid Fertility Options Overwhelming You

Eloise Edington  |  14 Jan 2020


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This fertility blog article includes useful tips to guide you through your trying to conceive (TTC) journey and to help with the enormous feelings of overwhelm, which can come with IVF, TTC and fertility decision fatigue.

Expert motivational speaker, Tiffany Jo Baker will give us principles that can help you and your spouse navigate a smoother fertility journey with more peace and more positive results.

Over to Tiffany…

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One of the saddest things I have ever heard from a couple who were trying to conceive, started with the words; “I wish we would have…” In a day and age where there are so many options, routes and possibilities, it can leave couples unsure, questioning and feeling overwhelmed on their fertility journey, when seeking fertility help..

It’s no wonder many couples are stressed and strained with decision fatigue and just want to give up.

If only time machines were real. If only we could get a glimpse of the future and know beyond a shadow of a doubt the best and easiest route to take. It could save us so much heartache, time and money. But with all the advancements we have had in technology, science and medicine, a time machine has yet to be created.

Related Article – The Things No One Told Us About Infertility

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Decision Making Principles

There are some key decision making principles that can provide fertility help to you and your spouse. These will help you to navigate a smoother fertility journey, with more peace and positive results / success:

  1. Make decisions based on what matters most to you two (if you have a partner) – Create a list of your core values and guiding principles. Then when you have decisions to make, see if they line up with what you believe and what your priorities are.

  2. Make decisions based on your resources – How much energy, time and money do you have (or can you acquire)?

  3. Make decisions that will leave you with no regrets – Make all-in decisions in 100% faith and clarity. Sometimes you may have to take calculated risks.

  4. Make decisions together in unity and agreement – You each will bring different perspectives and gifts to your fertility journey. Take these into consideration to make decisions together. At the end of the day when trying to conceive, you want to succeed or fail together, not play the ugly blame-game.

  5.   Make decisions based on the size and scale of that decision – The bigger the decision, the more confirmations are needed and support for that decision you will want to have.

Related Article – Madeleine Shaw on How to Cope with Anxiety

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Ups and Downs

You probably already know that life (and trying to conceive) can be full of ups and downs, twists and turns. We can enter situations with plans and expectations and those can quickly get overturned and messed up. Even though there are many aspects of the journey that you can’t control, you will always have choices and for those few instances that seem to leave you without choices, you can still choose how you will respond in those moments.

Related Article – How Inspirational Quotes for (In)Fertility Can Motivate You

As a 3x surrogate, speaker and strategiser, Tiffany Jo Baker is the right-hand woman and dream-carrier who helps goal-getters, entrepreneurs, and couples dealing with infertility fuel and fulfil their God-given dreams, purposes and projects.

If you want to learn more about what she does and how she can help you, don’t hesitate to check out her website!

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