Of all the IVF tips, being kind to yourself is everything
Words by Jessie Day
Gift yourself love, during the holidays. It’s one of the best IVF tips I’ve come across. Maybe because it sounds so simple, I rarely take it as seriously as I should, or urge our community to do the same. I pride myself on having the perfect IVF gift basket down to a fine art. But as I tie the ribbon, I should probably add a note about the importance of self love, during this process.
Preparing for IVF? Or supporting someone who is? Keep reading for our top IVF tips and self care practice. Once you’re done, head to MyVitro and choose from their range of beautifully designed IVF survival kit ideas, IVF organizer options, caddies and medication travel bags. It’s the perfect way to put together an IVF kit at home, for you or someone else.
An IVF gift basket should start with self love
The thing about TTC, is you have no idea how strong you are. Until you’ve been there. Whether you’re in an IVF cycle, self-injecting blood thinner meds, in for an internal exam or healing from a loss, one thing is absolutely certain. Your body is doing an incredible job. And your mental resilience? Off the chart. Even if you don’t feel it – trust us, you are so strong.
People – well-meaning people – will tell you this, over and over. That you’re so strong (you are) and that they love you (they do). But self love starts with us. We have to learn to love our whole selves for the work we’re doing, and the journey we’re on. So how can we do this? Practical, tangible steps can make a huge difference, when you’re TTC, having IVF or undergoing another treatment.
Here are three top actions for finding self-love during a fertility journey, in collaboration with MyVitro, creators of best-selling, beautifully-designed IVF support kits, organizers and fertility treatment accessories. We’ve ordered their Deluxe IVF Support Kit for a couple of fertility warrior friends this festive season, plus TTC Bandages to make sure they always have a pineapple bandaid nearby. They’re one of our top self-care IVF tips for anyone prepping for a cycle.
Whatever stage you’re at in your treatment, MyVitro products have you supported, kitted-out and ready to rock your next shot, or meds delivery.