The 3 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Fertility Treatment

You never expect to find yourself in a fertility clinic. You never expected to need help doing what we’re supposed to do best — reproduce. But here you are. If you’re anything like me, I was nervous, scared, and overwhelmed. I didn’t know what to expect in this process, if they had the answers to what was wrong with me, if it would all work and when.

At our first meeting, our reproductive endocrinologist was able to put us somewhat at ease with her kind and patient demeanor. She talked through her typical course of diagnosing and troubleshooting, and then we asked tons of questions, mostly about the logistics, success rates, risks, and costs. We wanted to know what was going to have the highest chance of success with the least amount of investment and least amount of risk. While our doctor was really good at informing us of all the protocols and stats, she didn’t clue us in on some really important things, the things that would have better prepared me or us mentally and emotionally for this whole process.

Today, I’m sharing with you the 3 most annoying things I learned only after being in the thick of fertility treatment, and that took me the longest to overcome.

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