You're finally ready to take the next big step on your family building journey: in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Reaching this point can feel very exciting and hopeful, but it can also often feel stressful and overwhelming.
Congrats! You’ve made it to your egg retrieval! This is a huge deal and you should be so proud of all you have accomplished to this point. Between all the scheduling, frequent monitoring, injections and other medications, you’ve finally made it to your big day!
This September, RMA of Connecticut is intrigued with transitions, particularly in how they reveal themselves in fertility treatment and decision making. Investigating aspects and questions like these, “I really don’t want to need a doctor to get pregnant but it’s not working at home." “I know it’s time to move on to a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist, but I’m hoping that this is the month I get pregnant, so why make an appointment?” “No way am I ever sticking a needle in me.” “How do I move from one type of fertility treatment protocol to the next when I don’t feel ready for more treatment."