What is an IVF coach?

If you've gone through IVF before and are doing IVF again, you may be looking into an IVF coach for support. For me, I see my work as an IVF coach as being the bridge between your medical doctor and how you are feeling. I emotionally support you every step of the way through your IVF cycle.


Infertility and going through IVF is one of the most challenging things for your mind, body and spirit to go through. Having gone through 7 rounds of IVF, I know how it feels.


From the months before, to your IVF cycle preparation, appointments, injections, blood tests, ultrasounds, egg retrieval, embryo transfer and 2 week wait, I am here for you.


As you go through each step of IVF and as you navigate your personal life around your IVF, I can emotionally support you however you need.


Stressed about the next step?

Worried about what something means?

Anxious about your options?

Need to talk before your embryo transfer?

Need help getting through the 2 week wait?

Want to vent about how you feel?

Are unfamiliar feelings coming up?

Are your feelings making you lash out?

Are you feeling left out?

Do you feel alone?


If you want to talk about anything at all, that's what I'm here for.


If you want to talk about your emotions, that's my jam

When emotions hit with IVF, they can hit hard. We can shut them out as much as we want but they eventually find their way in. So working with them instead of against them is where I can help.


Of course, if your IVF goes well and is successful first time then the topic of emotional support may not come up.


But if you've already gone through IVF and had it fail or suffered a loss, then those tough emotions can start rearing their heads.


There can be an element of fear, doubt and sometimes anger that takes a front row seat to consequent IVF cycles.


I know because I used to serve them popcorn

Having an outlet for your emotions by sharing them is a weight off your shoulders. As an IVF and fertility coach with IVF experience myself, it would be an honour to be that emotional outlet and emotional support system for you.


No need to censor yourself with me. You can tell it how it is, how it feels. Our conversations can be as raw as you want. As detailed as you want. What matters to me is that you feel seen, heard and understood.


You may want to share your high points, your ups and downs, your frustrations, your doubt, your hope and hopefully your joy.


You may want to release heavy, stagnant emotions if and when you are ready.


You may want to talk about what you've been bottling up from years of IVF.


All conversations remain confidential, it feels important to mention that.


My wish is to provide gentle emotional support and give you a sense of relief any way I can

If that means texting me from the waiting room, I'm in.

If that means booking a last-minute session the night before your embryo transfer, I'm in.

If that means regular sessions throughout your 2 week wait, I'm all in.


I will look at what's causing you stress, worry and anxiety and piece together a personalised IVF support program for you.


Over time, the idea is to build a toolbox of holistic practices that bring you a sense of relief. A toolbox of resources that you can dip in and out of as you like, beyond our sessions together. Maybe even beyond your IVF cycle.


If you'd like more info on how I can help you as an IVF coach, feel free to reach out to me any time. You can also check out my fertility coaching page below, together with my heart to heart emotional coaching technique and my holistic coaching practices:

https://www.leaningintofeeling.com/fertility-coaching

https://www.leaningintofeeling.com/coaching-technique

https://www.leaningintofeeling.com/holistic-coaching-practices


All the best to you on your next IVF cycle.

Contact

If you have any questions that would help you decide if my coaching sessions are right for you, please send me an email at

leaningintofeeling@gmail.com.

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I am not a doctor or a psychologist. The support and guidance I give in coaching sessions and in any coaching materials is not intended to replace a medical professional's medical care and treatment. My work with you cannot and will not diagnose or treat any medical problem. For any healthcare decisions, advice from a medical specialist should be sought out.