TTC and worried about Coronavirus?

Are you trying to conceive and worried about how Coronavirua (COVID-19) will affect your fertility journey?

You have every right to be a little concerned – this is a BIG global event, and the truth is that it could have a significant impact on your fertility clinic.

We put out the question last night in the Fertility Warriors Support + Chat Group, and the biggest concern was for people who were mid-cycle, who may need to self-isolate mid-treatment, or people whose IVF Clinics would postpone treatment mid-cycle (i.e. after they’d already forked out $$$$ on medications etc).

That’s a pretty normal response and quite possible.

Last night, I got together with some of my friends in the Fertility world to chat about COVID-19 and how this might affect your journey.
Together we do a biweekly Fertility Talk Show – on Finding Fertility.
Today we wanted to dig into what you need to know about the coronavirus and the impact on your fertility. You can check out this episode over at The Fertility Warriors Podcast, or listen right here on the website.
But, I also want to let you know about a free Masterclass I’m running for anyone TTC who is feeling stressed by the current curcumstances – It’s called The Pause Plan and it is very close to being released. You can add your name to the waitlist to receive a copy here.
The world is grappling with an issue of enormous scale and human impact, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
You may have heard that the American Society for Reproductive Technology has released a statement regarding fertility treatment or desiring pregnancy during the coronavirus outbreak:
“Given the information we do have, while it would be wise for individuals with confirmed or presumed COVID-19 infection to avoid pregnancy, there appears to be no cause for alarm for those already pregnant”.
Please see more information here.
During difficult times, things can seem out of our control and that can give rise to panic (ie. rushing to the store buying up all the toilet paper).
And while it is important to minimize our risk and follow the CDC guidelines, it is also equally important to note that there are steps we can take right now to prepare our body for a baby.
  • Use this time to prepare physically – the foundation of a functional approach to fertility is to address the root cause of infertility.  Not to focus on the diagnosis but figure out WHY it’s not working in the first place. There is no downside to addressing underlying stressors such as food sensitivities, gut infections, and environmental toxins. Our health matters for a healthy pregnancy. While the fertility clinics may not be able to offer many options to you at this time – there are still options you can do right now to prepare your body for a baby so that you can be more successful in the long term.
  • Use this time to prepare emotionally – we can eat the right diet and address the food sensitivities and gut infections – but if we haven’t addressed the trauma, fear, grief, frustration, anxiety – this can impact our health at a cellular level.  Taking the time now to build a solid foundation to help you feel empowered, resilient and able to cope during times of stress and ambiguity is essential. The fertility clinic may be delaying treatment, but your mindset is something that is essential for your success.  As our world is changing quickly, however, you can learn how to empower yourself to see a positive outcome to build your family.
  • Use this time to focus on you as a couple.  Your treatment and immediate plans for pregnancy may be delayed and you could both feel stuck, without a plan to move forward.  However, we can use this time to set up a strong foundation for your future child. Whether it’s working on your relationship, focusing on your physical health, getting the right tests to figure out WHY it’s not working in the first place – there are positive steps you can take right NOW.  Creating a united front so you both can move forward with a plan that works for you can set you up for success. You’ll move through this difficult time with ease and be able to see a clear path forward.
Although it can be tempting to worry and feel like there is nothing you can do – know that you can either react or respond.  When we respond (in a way that feels authentic to us) we can then gain perspective and see a clear path forward.
Jump on the Pause Plan Waitlist if you would like to receive my free masterclass to help you get through TTC during Coronavirus.

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